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June 9, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;128(6):456-457. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860230060021

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)May 5, 1945.

Resettlement Camps for Homecoming Prisoners of War  The army is establishing all over the country voluntary camps for homecoming prisoners of war discharged or released from the service. These will be centers where men may acclimatize themselves to social surroundings, which, after long absence and the constraints of life in prison camps, may well at first be strange. The camps will be known as civil resettlement units and will be situated in pleasant surroundings near to towns, with their industries and their social services, and a man who chooses to go will naturally select one near his home. The camps will be a starting off point for a return to the civilian life from which the men have long been estranged. Run like a leave camp, they will be free from "training" in the military sense, and there will be only one

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