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 Posted: Tue Feb 6th, 2007 03:07 am
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I remember an historian commenting on the ease of getting information from prisoners before shipping them off to a parole location or POW camp. Apparently there were no formal strictures in the ranks against singing long and loud; and apparently the boys were happy to chat with the enemy officer or non-com over a cigar or jolt of "Smash Skull" or a cuppa. Of course, chances are much of what they got from prisoners was rumor, but they'd certainly have been accurate as to brigade, division, commanders, etc.

Suspect they got more information from spies friendly citizens. Anyway, the book was read long ago, so I can't attest to the author's reliability, but I do remember his speculating on it.

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