The War Department published numerous pocket guides to cities and countries occupied by allied troops. They covered general customs as well as highlights to visit. Most men before the war never ventured from their own country, much less their immediate community, and many troops took advantage of these handy guides to take in the sight during off-duty time. Below I show the different exemples from my collection.

Booklet for the armed forces in
the United Kingdom
Published in 1943
Two 1944 dated pocket guides to cities in Belgium and Luxembourg

Pocket Guide to Germany
Pocket guide to France
Distributed to the troops in England prior to D-Day, 1944.

Pocket guides to France, Paris and surrounding cities
Map of Paris and its undrground,
given by the American Red Cross.
Soldier and pocket guide to Rome and Italian cities