U.S. At War: Millionaire Battalion

Good soldiers winced, like the folks at home, when they heard that U.S. service troops in France had been systematically stealing and selling cigarets, gasoline, food and arms needed by their fighting comrades at the front. Last week the Army (and court martial witnesses) told more about one of the sorriest scandals in recent military history.

One hundred and eighty-two soldiers and two officers had been charged with taking some $200,000 in black market cigarets alone. The trials had begun and some of the defendants had already spoken up. As they talked, the line...

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