PLAIN PEOPLE: G.I. Wisdom

The future world is likely to be shaped as much by the attitudes of the American people as by the decisions of their leaders. TIME Correspondent William Walton, recently returned from two years with the U.S. Army in Britain and Europe, here reports his impression of the changed attitudes of some millions of Americans —those whose views will be better known when they come home from the fighting fronts.

"I figure on getting home about the end of 1946," said one sergeant moodily.

"Maybe sooner," said the other, "but I won't mind being a...

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