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By Strube, 'The Daily Express', September 29, 1944

In August 1944, Winston Churchill agreed to the formation
of a Jewish Brigade. It was established as part of the
British Eight Army, headed by Brigadier General
Ernest Frank Benjamin, an officer of Jewish birth.

1944B

Jon's 'Two Types' were introduced to the British 'Eighth Army News' on August 1944.

The Two Types first appeared in the Desert. A campaign fought so far from any form of human habitation, other than wandering
Bedouins, was bound to produce peculiarities in dress. Perhaps it was the Long Range Desert Groups. Perhaps it was the introduction of Desert boots. Or perhaps it was just the atmosphere of the Near East.

1944C

The Two Types blasted their way into the affections of all readers of British Army newsXpapers in
North Africa, Italy, Sicily, Southern France and Greece. The Two Types, for all their
deceptively fatuous appearance, are characters of violence and action. They do not coax.
They do not wheedle. Their attitude to the world and everyone in it is "Hit or miss".
Either you like us or you hate us. We don't worry a damn either way.

1944D

Whatever it was, the formalities of correct Army attire faded in the Desert. In its place came the
extravagant moustaches and the even more extravagant dress of spotted scarves of many hues.
Desert boots and corduroys and strange jackets.

1944E

The flamboyance of the Eighth Army 'type' really came into the news with 'Monty' - the little general with
the different headgear and ideas about driving Rommel finally out of Africa.

And with him came Alamein.

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By Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor's Tale. Subtitled: My Father Bleeds History (1986 Pantheon Books, New York)