ARMY: Second Battle of the Carolinas

At the close of the last and most successful of the new U.S. Army's 1941 field maneuvers (295,000 troops battling in the Carolinas), Lieut. General Hugh Drum made a professional observation as sobering as a policeman's club.

"The men have to shoot real ammunition to know that they can score hits. It is my own opinion that if they had ammunition and had the guns they are supposed to have they could go to war in three or four months."

The Commanding General of the First Army had said a mouthful. The Army in the continental U.S. (but happily...

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