Army & Navy - Shotgun Blast

From French New Caledonia last week came ugly charges against U.S. troops—first time such an indictment has been made officially against U.S. soldiers in this war. Governor Christian Laigret declared that Negro troops have attacked New Caledonia's women "even in the company of their husbands and brothers."

Said the Governor: "The colored troops are the terror of the white women in New Caledonia. Our women are afraid to go out of the house after nightfall, though recently General Lincoln [Major General Rush B. Lincoln, Commander of the Army's forces] took action and the...

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