AMERICANA: Battle of the Bulge II

The U.S. Army general said no. The Lord Mayor said yes. The $21,000 question: Was Interpreter Hannelore Nelson wearing a bra at the annual asparagus festival in Mainz, West Germany?

General David Martin, commander of the U.S. Army base near Mainz, had come with his civilian interpreter to join in the jolly burghers' celebration. But, to his dismay, he thought he detected a lack of strategic support on Miss Nelson's person. Though there is no written rule on the matter, the Army sent her a flat letter of reprimand.

She took the case to the local workers' council and then to her...

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