National Affairs: Low & Lower

From U.S. occupation forces in Germany came two fresh examples of low morale and lower morality.

In Frankfurt, Army psychiatrists noted a, growing total of mental cases, particularly among soldiers scheduled for return to the U.S. Symptoms: obsessions of "shame and fear" as a result of "sexual promiscuity."

In Landshut, the 16th Infantry Regiment posted a rogues gallery of all German women in the vicinity known to be infected with venereal disease. Reason: the V.D. rate for the Army in Germany had soared to 305 cases for every 1,000 soldiers—a new high.


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