red squill as an ingredient and emphasizes the patriotic nature of its product.
King George VI chats with two "human torpedoes." The caption describes how that would work: "Dressed in lightweight diving costumes, the men take their submarine gadget to its goal, detach the torpedo, fix it to the target, and ride away after setting a timing device to explode the mechanism." Harebrained as that sounds, human torpedoes were used extensively by both sides during World War II. And they must not have been top secret, given that they had their picture taken for the newspaper.
Finally, here's a short excerpt from the July 30, 1944, issue of Grit regarding a soldier killed in the war:
The first Gettysburg man to give his life in the invasion of France, Cpl. Horace Mann Bushman, 27, was killed in action near Cherbourg, according to a letter received by his wife, the former Miss Merion Durboraw, from Capt. John Hinkle, commander of the field artillery battery to which the Gettysburg soldier was attached. The letter disclosed that Bushman was killed instantly by enemy artillery fire, but did not state the date of his death. Cpl. Bushman, a son of Rufus H. Bushman, of Gettysburg, was employed in the shop of the Gettysburg Times as a pressman for four years before he entered military service Oct. 19, 1942. He was a member of the Gettysburg Fire Company, of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, and of the Gettysburg Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. According to Capt. Hinkle's letter, Bushman was buried in a military cemetery in France.