Education: As They Like It

A thin young major from New York asked if Al Smith was still a political power on the sidewalks of New York. A Texas sergeant asked what "G.I." meant. A lad from Brooklyn wanted to know all about "Dem Bums." U.S. soldiers freed from Jap prison camps had a lot to catch up on.

But they definitely did not want to do their catching up in the classroom: the Army's Division of Information and Education soon found that out. The Army's first halting attempts to lecture the home-bound G.I.s on the back news, while they waited for ships to...

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