What is it like to return home from a war after six or seven years of well-shrouded confinement? For American P.O.W.s in Indochina, it will mean, beyond the problems of social and familial readjustment, a lot of catching up on national and world events. Judging by the reports from prisoners who have already returned, the odds are that the information reaching P.O.W.s is sparse and politically filtered.

Proceeding on that assumption, the Copley newspaper chain, in cooperation with the Pentagon, has just published a pictorial digest of major events since 1965. Titled In Brief for the P.O.W., the 24-page magazine tries...

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