Army & Navy - Soldiers' Return

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What happens to the Army when Germany does collapse?

Just before taking off for Europe last week, Lieut. General Brehon Somervell fired the question at 300 top-ranking officers of his Army Service Forces, gathered at Fort Leonard Wood. For them the question was rhetorical: the A.S.F. already knows most of the answers. But for U.S. soldiers and their kin what Somervell had to say next was a cold draft on many warm hopes:

"We will have to put the car into reverse without even coming to a halt. Simultaneously we will have to start...

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