Army & Navy: Who Won What War?

A lot of G.I.s are wondering why they ever had to fight the war. Some results of an Army poll of 1,700 U.S. troops stationed in Germany, taken last fall and published last week:

> 51% believed Hitler had done the Reich a lot of good between 1933 and 1939.

> 19% believed Germany was justified in starting the war.

> 30% preferred Germans to English or French.

> 12% believed some races were by nature superior or inferior.

> 22% believed the Germans had "good reasons" for persecuting Jews.


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