ARMY: Brutal Soldiery

Last Saturday night 300,000 regular, National Guard and reserve soldiers wound up the first week of the Army's greatest peacetime maneuvers and went to town to act like brutal soldiery on their night off. In northern New York, where 82,000 are in camp, saloons were not well attended. Most soldiers headed for soda fountains, fought their way through such concoctions as "General Drum Specials" (marshmallow sundaes) and "First Army Maneuvers Splits." This behavior was too much for an old Army sergeant, who groused to the New York Times: "Yes, and they all carry miniature cameras, too."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!