Army & Navy - DEMOBILIZATION: Home by Christmas?

The clamor to bring the boys home grew louder & louder. Millions complained that demobilization was a scandal.

Complaints, based on letters from the boys, recited old grievances. High-point men had been left to languish at overseas ports. Conditions in waiting areas were sometimes deplorable. The elaborate de mobilization machinery was falling apart.

No Trains, No Planes. There were new things to talk about. In San Francisco, a ship that had recently been carrying G.I.s sailed for Argentina with a load of pleasure-bound passengers and commercial cargo. Overtaxed transportation facilities in the...