The Press: Such a Coverage!

In the London Daily Express office during the war, Editor Arthur Christiansen used to notice a lackadaisical G.I. in a typical G.I. pose—leaning against the wall of the sub-editors' room and blankly chewing gum. One day Christiansen struck up a conversation with the leaner, found that he was soaking up the newspaper atmosphere for future use. His name: Sergeant Richard Vesey.

Not long ago, Dick, back home and demobilized, learned that Chris was coming to the U.S. He wrote him a friendly challenge: "Don't just visit New York and Washington, like most visitors. Come on out here and see the real U.S."...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!