National Defense: Marching Through Georgia

As the new U.S. Army gets out of blueprints and into being, so the news of it will change, is changing, from news of plans and beginnings, to news of a new thing in existence. Herewith TIME prints an account of 72 hours in the life of a motorized division.

North of Abbeville, where the blacktop road bites into the red clay of eastern Alabama like a suture in raw flesh, the Fourth Division's Reconnaissance Troop halted. They climbed stiffly down from armored scout cars spaced a precise 25 yards apart, pushed goggles back from...

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