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Memo for medical considerations, housing program for U.S. troops

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Title:
Memo for medical considerations, housing program for U.S. troops
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
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Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs   ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Photographs   ( lcsh )

Notes

Abstract:
Caption on front of photograph reads: "Informal Routing Slip. HEADQUARTERS. United States Army Forces in The British Isles. SECRET. FOR OFFICERS ONLY. FILE:. DATE: 6/5. SUBJECT: Medical considerations, housing program for U.S. troops. Fill in each column, initial section, and draw a line across the sheet just below initials. Number each memo consecutively in first column. Use entire width of sheet for long memos. No. 1. From Eng. To Surgeon illegible Davison. Date 6/5. It occurs to me that the close crowding of U.S. & British troops in limited housing facilities during the coming winter might be an attractive condition for the use of bacteriological warfare by the Germans. They have unquestionably been doing some experimenting along such lines and would be prepared to employ such tactics to avoid an invasion attempt by the Allies. I believe consideration of the possibilities of an active attempt to spread disease under overcrowded conditions should be borne in mind in all our planning and any preventative measures should be planned from the inception of our work. 3/4. No. 2. From illegible. To Surgeon. Date 6/5. The British plans call for 16 to a hut, as soon as we begin to push them out of the Southern illegible. DAD. AGO-Hq. USAFBI. Office Form No. 1. SECRET. FOR OFFICERS ONLY."
General Note:
Title supplied by cataloger.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - N08-00281
usfldc handle - n8.281
System ID:
SFS0036294:00001

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Caption on front of photograph reads: "Informal Routing Slip. HEADQUARTERS. United States Army Forces in The British Isles. SECRET. FOR OFFICERS ONLY. FILE:. DATE: 6/5. SUBJECT: Medical considerations, housing program for U.S. troops. Fill in each column, initial section, and draw a line across the sheet just below initials. Number each memo consecutively in first column. Use entire width of sheet for long memos. No. 1. From Eng. To Surgeon [illegible] Davison. Date 6/5. It occurs to me that the close crowding of U.S. & British troops in limited housing facilities during the coming winter might be an attractive condition for the use of bacteriological warfare by the Germans. They have unquestionably been doing some experimenting along such lines and would be prepared to employ such tactics to avoid an invasion attempt by the Allies. I believe consideration of the possibilities of an active attempt to spread disease under overcrowded conditions should be borne in mind in all our planning and any preventative measures should be planned from the inception of our work. 3/4. No. 2. From [illegible]. To Surgeon. Date 6/5. The British plans call for 16 to a hut, as soon as we begin to push them out of the Southern [illegible]. DAD. AGO-Hq. USAFBI. Office Form No. 1. SECRET. FOR OFFICERS ONLY."
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