Army & Navy And Civilian Defense - MANPOWER: On to Six Million

The size of the U.S. Army is a military secret. Before it became a secret on Dec. 7 it was approximately 1,700,000. So it is no secret that the Army has a long way to go before it has the 6,000,000 men most military wizards figure it must have before the U.S. can defeat Hirohito, Hitler and hangers-on. This week the White House announced that on Feb. 16 the second Selective Service registration of World War II would go to work on the men in the age group 20 to 44 inclusive. The...

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