Army & Navy - Boys Into Men


Georgie Patton would hardly recognize his Desert Training Center today. Where the first 8,000 men of his Armored Force sweated 15 months ago, rehearsing for Tunisia, today nearly 200,000 troops of all kinds, save only WACs and paratroops, are being finally hardened for the fighting in Europe and Asia. The huge oval area in southern California and western Arizona has expanded until it is now larger than England. It is the biggest Army training area in the U. S.

To skeptics who point out that few, if any, deserts remain on the...

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