National Affairs: The Legion Abroad

An army, about to invade a foreign land, invariably sends ahead of it small advance detachments to sound out the disposition of the enemy. Last week, though the U. S. had not declared war on France, a vanguard of 590 U. S. warriors landed at Cherbourg from the S. S. Republic and S. S. President Harding. They were met by the opposite of an enemy but the temper of their reception nevertheless furnished their alert commanders with hints of what the main contingent might look forward to next month.

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