Large numbers of Canadian soldiers are unable to return home straight away because of a shortage of shipping. In the meantime, they start to make contact with Dutch people. 'A.B.C. for Soldiers on Leave' is specially printed for Allied soldiers. Each letter is accompanied by handwritten-style, rhyming text and cartoon drawings in black and white or with red and bronze colours. In this way, the soldiers can communicate with the Dutch population. A range of subjects is addressed, including Amsterdam, Allied soldiers and Dutch women, Hitler, and alcohol.