U.S. At War: G.I. Heaven

The war-deadened French Riviera, pre-war Europe's smartest playspot for the international set, has come back to life as the "United States Riviera Rest Area" for war-weary U.S. soldiers. The Sixth Army Group started the revival last October. By last week, 6,000 G.I.s a week were flocking into 42 luxury hotels near the sunny sands at Nice. Shortening U.S.R.R.A. to "Heaven," they pronounced it the best thing the U.S. Army ever did.

They found clean clothes, clean sheets on real beds, the best French service, chamber music at lunch, tea dances, swing bands at dinner, concerts, movies, Cokes, local gin and beer. Signs...

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