Army & Navy: Doughboys Abroad

Last week American soldiers overseas:

In India:

> Resigned themselves, while taking Indian girls to the movies, to taking her mother—and sometimes the rest of the family—too.

> Counted the days till the return from the hills of the pukka mem-sahibs—the blithe daughters of British officialdom.

> Received monthly pay of 195 rupees (60 rupees more than the pay of some British sergeants who support families).

In England:

> Told Queen Mary, through Master Sergeant Daniel Dullea, that doughboys thought well of England (see below).

> Were happy to hear that libraries serving American field...

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