The Press: Tabloid in Exile

On a Sunday stroll in Rome's weedy Villa Borghese, three Stars and Stripes staffers compared ambitions, found that they didn't pine to go home after all.

The G.I.s had limited funds, unlimited nerve, and a hopeful hunch that a daily paper (American plan) might be made to pay in postwar Italy. They remembered how many a U.S. newsman, stranded abroad after World War I, had spent carefree years working on the Paris edition of the New York Herald, and had never been the same since. Pooling their assets, the three G.I.s took a deep...

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