National Geographic : 1945 Jan
Paris Delivered U. S. Army Signal Corps, Official from Acme Three American Sergeants in a Perfume Shop-Paris of 1918 Never Saw the Like WACS say perfume gives the feminine touch to uniforms and, besides, regulations don't forbid it. They tried Paris hairdoes but bemoaned high prices. More than 100 WACS run the Army's switchboard in Paris. "Parlez-vous Francais, Madame?" Yanks Try Out Their Textbook French 'Knowing a little French will help you get along with the people," the War Department told these soldiers in its language guide. Until this moment they did not fully appreciate the Department's advice.