U.S. At War: For the Fourth Time

At the lonely prairie stops where the President's train switched engines, and in the busy city terminals where it slipped in & out unannounced, this time there were no conspicuous deployments of military guards to give away the secret. But things get around: crowds jammed railroad platforms several times during the six-day, 16-state cross-country trip. They got only a quick look at the President's chief of staff, Admiral William D. Leahy, or at Fala parading about; the President stayed inside his private car. He was, by his own definition, traveling in "performance of...

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