What do U.S. soldier-husbands think of their wives?
Major General Manton S. Eddy, who takes a fatherly interest in his men, found time to wonder. Interested by a TIME report (Feb. 26) on how wives back home were meeting the test of war, General Eddy suggested taking a poll of officers and men in his XII Corps, which is part of Patton's Third Army.
The TIME report had shown that there was no great moral collapse among the women. They had grown harder, more self-reliant; mostly they were lonely; the things they chiefly wanted in this world were their husbands, home and babies.