National Geographic : 1942 Oct
Why That Rope Tied to the Gunner's Foot? His foot presses the trigger of a Bofors antiaircraft gun. It shoots fast, and its shells are costly. Also, in firing, sometimes a gunner gets excited and forgets. Often, then, a rope is tied to the gunner's ankle. If he loses count and shoots too long, a buddy simply yanks the rope. That saves ammunition (page 461). "What Is War, Sis? Why Are Our Names onThese Tags?" They talk English, played American games inSeattle's public schools, claim this their native land. But now tointernment. "Probably notfive percent of the thousands we're interning would bedangerous ifleftatlarge," said aprovost marshal's aide. "But how identify that small percentage? Sowecorral all."