WWII Scrapbook is written in the voice of a combat veteran; as such it uses the vernacular of the period. For example, the term ‘Jap’ is used freely throughout the book. This in no way implies any prejudice of the author or the veterans towards the Japanese people, but rather it is an attempt to reveal the mood of the time using the everyday lingo as it was spoken in the 1940s. In the wake of the disasters of September 2001, we do not wish to add any declaration of jingoism or intolerance to the mix, and we dedicate this book to pacifism.

Paul Data

New York City, 2003