U.S. At War: My Day in the South Pacific

Until last week Australians and New Zealanders could truthfully say that they had a good idea of what the U.S. citizen was like: they had met him, in good season and bad, in all his types—from Admiral William Halsey Jr. and General Douglas MacArthur to the G.I.s in the bars. But last week they met another U.S. citizen as different and astonishing to them as the koala, platypus, kiwi, wombat and dingo had been to their forbears.

She was a forthright, energetic, middle-aged lady and she was more exciting than anything the antipodes had...

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