Not unlike their fathers some twenty years earlier, the Brazilian Army appeared on the European battlefields quite late. As during WW I, this generation of Brazilians were also fed-up with the unrestricted submarine warfare of the German Navy and they wanted to get even.
This article is written from the perspective of the American G.I.; it lays out a few peculiar facts about life in the World War Two Brazilian Army:
"Every type of South American racial strain is represented. This gives a squad the appearance of a capsule League of Nations, except that there are no blonds."
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