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10 Odd Jobs From the World War II Military Classification Guide

High school history books always made it seem that the Second World War was exclusively won by troops and generals on the frontlines, and of national figureheads like Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

The reality is — of course — much more complex. Joining the war sometimes meant storming the beaches of Normandy, and sometimes this meant, say, drafting posters to school soldiers on the dangers of venereal disease.

With that in mind, here are ten of the oddest, yet interesting jobs American soldiers took on during World War II, taken directly from the United States’ 1944 Military Occupational Classification guide.

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