ARMY & NAVY: It's Nice Getting Back


With the grinding strain of the war years suddenly lifted, top generals itched for a little relaxation. London street crowds shoved and craned in excitement last week, as once-grim brass hats appeared in theaters and night clubs.

Ike Eisenhower and Omar Bradley turned up together at the Prince of Wales Theater for a revue called Strike It Again. They got a thunderous ovation. Leaving the theater, the generals were confronted by a shouting mob. Said General Ike: "If all these people want to see me, I'm going to get out on the running board and let them."* He did...

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