Army & Navy - Behind the Wire


For the 40,000 Axis prisoners now quartered in wire-ringed camps scattered through the U.S. hinterland, the war is over but not the duration. On both sides of the wire, prisoners and guards alike wait for an end to their unwilling fellowship. Last week the press was permitted to inspect some of the camps newly built as by-products of victory. One of the most notable that newsmen saw, because it houses the most explosive elements (German and Italian officers, but quartered separately), is Camp Crossville, Tenn.

Crossville simmers quietly in the scrub oak...

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