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The Brazilian Expeditionary Force (in portuguese: Força Expedicionaria Brasileira), Known by the acronym FEB Was the military force Brazilian of 25 334 men who fought alongside the Allies in Italy during the World War II. Initially composed of an infantry division, eventually covering all Brazilian military forces who participated in the conflict. He adopted the motto "The snake is smoking," in allusion to what was said at the time that it was "easier a snake smoking than Brazil enter in the war. "
 
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Tribute to Allied Nations published in a magazine for Brazilian GIs May 8, 1945
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Where the Brazilian forces equipped completely by the Americans or did they have their own equipment?

Brazil and the United States signed a political-military agreement between the two countries on 23 May 1942, prior to the Brazilian declaration of war against the Axis powers. This agreement already established the employment of Brazilian troops in war operations outside the continent. The agreement also promised all United States support to the Brazilian coastline defense, as well as United States aid in arming and equipping the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (BEF) before and during the war. Brazil, on the other hand, would provide several supplies to the United States war effort.

Detailed below is a transcription of a few articles in the agreement which most enhanced the American cooperation:

4th Article. BEF will campaign as a great indivisible unit, under the Operations Theater General Command.

2nd Paragraph, Aviation, assault tanks, heavy artillery and other needed elements will be provided by the Supreme Command or the Operations Theater Command.

8th Article. The US Government will supply, according to present agreements, ammunition, helmets, camping equipment, vehicles, aircrafts, signal, engineering and medical equipment and services, as well as it will provide transportation, facilities, hospitals, medical assistance, air bases, mail services in the same way as provided to the American troops.

9th Article. The US Government will substitute for damaged, useless or lost material or will fix them up when necessary.

10th Article. BEF transportation and protection from the Brazilian ports overseas, as well as the transportation demanded by war operations, including evacuations and repatriate personnel will be done by the US Government.

12th Article. The US Government will be responsible for food supplies or any other needed supplies since the embarkation of BEF until its return to Brazil.

13th Article. Brazilian Government will be responsible for BEF soldiers' wages, being the US Government responsible for allowing for necessary loans according to separate agreements.

15th Article. This agreement will not affect ordnance provisions that the US has been giving to Brazil, according to previous agreements.

17th Article. Sick or wounded military and similar personnel who cannot be treated by BEF medical services will be evacuated to US hospitals or medical organizations. For this reason, US hospitals receiving BEF soldiers will count on Brazilian medical personnel.

Single Paragraph. The US Government will repatriate the sick and wounded soldiers who cannot fight anymore.

20th Article. The US Government will also supply the necessary material to the Instruction Centers to train new units and specialists demanded by war operations.

from http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/Brazil/Participation/index.html
 
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