Foreign News: Colonel Donovan's War

Back to the U. S. from a three-and-a-half-month, 30,000-mile trip through Europe, the Near East and Africa came ruddy Colonel William Joseph ("Wild Bill") Donovan last week. Colonel Donovan had been on an assignment that any professional reporter would have given his left leg to get. He had been in England under bombardment, in North Africa with the British Empire forces, in the Albanian mountains with the Greeks. He had inspected ordnance, shipping, signal corps, maintenance depots. He had slept in sleeping bags, on desert sands, on the jogging backs of mules. He had talked to kings, prime ministers, generals, admirals....

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