U.S. At War: Legion of Despair

Congressmen charged that the Army's handling of prisoners of war was a "national scandal"; a Senate committee had started an investigation. Reports from camps around the country had the U.S. people concerned. There were questions they wanted answered: 1) how are prisoners (particularly Nazis) acting; 2) how is the U.S. treating them; 3) what will be the results of U.S. treatment—will they simply be to return a cadre of well-fed Nazis to Germany after the war?

A TIME correspondent returned from a round-the-country tour of German P.W. camps last week with answers to the first two questions. The third question no one...

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