ARMY & NAVY: Arms & the Man

ARMY & NAVY

Scandalized by the behavior of U.S. soldiers in Europe, General Joseph T. McNarney had laid on the lash of stricter discipline (TIME, May 6). In theory, the tightened rules were to apply to both officers and enlisted men, but in practice, rank still had its privileges. Those privileges were still being abused, notably in Nürnberg.

There, the Americana Officers' Club used to hold twice-weekly "Fräulein Nights." The club, with U.S. liquor and a German dance band, was thrown open to all comers—meaning U.S. officers and their Fraulein, because American girls stayed away from the club on...

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