The Press: The Road to Naples

"Along the road of death we are driving to the plain of Naples. . . . The worst is over."

So Scottish-born, 40-year-old Alexander B. Austin began his dispatch one day last week to the London Daily Herald. He filed it, climbed into a jeep with three other British correspondents: stocky, thirtyish William J. Munday of the London News Chronicle; mild-mannered, 38-year-old Stewart Sale of Reuters; Basil Gingell of the British Exchange Telegraph agency.

They pushed westward toward Pompeii's poppy-splashed, bomb-battered ruins so fast they finally were in the van of the American Fifth...

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