ARMY & NAVY: To Learn American Ways

Once again, a little band of pioneering American women—some with children—landed on the shores of Tokyo Bay. They had no missionary purpose, no plan to propagate their way of life in the conquered land. All they wanted was to be with their husbands.

The first detachment was made up of Navy families. A rear admiral's wife and commanders' wives mingled at the ship's rail with enlisted men's wives. Taught by experience, the Navy had leveled caste distinctions during the voyage and on arrival at Yokosuka.

The conquered joined in the welcome. At the gangplank stood a committee of six delegates...

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