How To Be A Soldier Brochure. Material: paper. Size: 3 3/4" x 9". Description: tan paper; black, red and white print; color graphics; parody brochure; written by Brainless Bates; a compendium of useless information, passed up by the censor; Copyright 1917 by A.M. Davis; seven pages; Acknowledgments; Medical Report; Equipment; Deportment; tips; Signalling Code; First Aid; Answers to Correspondents; Camouflage; Songs; Blank letter home form; other brochures by Brainless Bates.