National Defense: THERE WILL BE CASUALTIES

These riflemen on the porch roof of the Chatham (La.) public library were not playing. While indifferent townsmen lounged below, they were busy sniping at Blue troops in maneuvers which, beginning this week, sent 450,000 troops into battle between the Second and Third Armies. To prepare the U.S. public for such casualties as falling off roofs and crashes in tanks and planes, the U.S. Army last week announced that 136 soldiers might be expected to die during the 15-day September maneuvers (17 from disease, 119 from injuries), that as many as 40,000 more might be expected to need hospital treatment....

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