Letters, Feb. 26, 1945

The Lonely Ones


A few of us guys have just finished reading your article (Jan. 22) concerning "The Lonely Ones" [girls who consorted with German prisoners of war in Owosso, Mich.].

First we read about the Japs revolting in their prisons. Why? Next the WACs help German prisoners to escape in Texas. How come? Then some poor Italian prisoner wants to get married. What's this? And now our women spend their lonely nights with German prisoners. Now a $64 question: Just what the hell are you people doing back there?

Are the Germans, Italians...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!