The Press: Secret Assignment

Last week the story of how the U.S. press was let in on North Africa was told. First inkling that something was afoot came to U.S. correspondents in London early in September when Brigadier General Robert McClure, Lieut. General Dwight Eisenhower's lean, polo-playing public relations aide, met with the executive committee of the Association of American Correspondents. Newsmen were informed that there was to be an expedition "somewhere." The Army wanted better arrangements, better coverage, better, secrecy than it got in the Commando raid on Dieppe.

The lucky correspondents who were to accompany the expedition were chosen from a list of all...

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