British POW medical orderly in Prisoner of War Eye Hospital at Bad Soden-Salmunster in Germany, 1943-1944
REEL 1 Recollections of period as POW medical orderly with Prisoner of War Eye Hospital at Bad Soden-Salmunster in Germany, 1943-1944: background to transfer to hospital; role of hospital; arrival of wounded Marmaduke Hussey at hospital, 1944; how Marmaduke Hussey was admitted to hospital; description of Marmaduke Hussey's wounds; search for blood for transfusion; how he carried out blood transfusion on Marmaduke Hussey; further details of Marmaduke Hussey's wounds; kindness of German nursing sister; repatriation of Marmaduke Hussey after six months; opinion of his actions.
This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. The cartoon bug appeared in press adverts and poster campaigns as a menace who encouraged shoppers to waste money rather than buy war savings certificates.
In 1942, the first of over 1.5 million American servicemen arrived on British shores in preparation for the Allied offensives against Germany during the Second World War. That year, the United States' War Department published Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain to help soldiers, sailors and airmen – many of whom had never travelled abroad before – adjust to life in a new country.