The U.S. At War: The West at War

There was a hand-scrawled sign on the fence post of a cross-roads farm: come in for coffee and cake.

There were any number of signs like it in the Far West. Soldiers stationed near by, passing along the gravel roads, miles from nowhere in the middle of winter, saw them even when they could not stop. Over the U.S. last week people saw their soldiers in a new light. But the change was greatest in the West, where the war seemed nearer, where the whole region was a military area and where, outside the cities, the line between the soldiers and the...

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