BRAZIL: The Soldiers

President-Dictator Getulio Vargas stood on the Avenida Rio Branco last week, watched the 1st Expeditionary Infantry Division parade through Rio de Janeiro. Soon they will sail for overseas battlefields (destination: secret). The President and his people had not been chummy of late (Brazilians want more democracy), but here was something of which they could all be proud. For over two hours the ruler-straight lines swept past, replete with brand-new howitzers, anti-tank guns, mortars, armored cars, jeeps from the U.S.

Every Brazilian present quivered when the President proudly said: "May God's blessing go with you, as our spirits and hearts go...

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