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June 7, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(23):2601-2603. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820230045016

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RECREATIONAL CENTERS FOR SOLDIERS  The War Department has selected five more sites for army recreational camps and it plans to extend the program to all training areas when funds are available. Seven recreational camps had previously been established along the Gulf Coast. The sites of the five new camps tentatively selected are at Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine, Fla., Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S. C., and Wilmington, N. C. The seven original recreational camps or week-end tent cities are at Mobile, Ala., Biloxi, Pascagoula, and Gulfport, Miss., New Orleans, and Panama City and Pensacola, Fla. The present leave-camps are far different from those of World War days. The camps are on sites accessible to downtown areas, and recreation and amusement facilities are available from which the soldier can select or write his own ticket of fun. The purpose of these recreational areas, however, is not only to give the soldier a

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