Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Restoration Period

Wide-eyed Britishers last week were getting a new glimpse of a typical American hurry-up job. In London's Camberwell, Battersea and Lambeth boroughs, they watched some 3,000 U.S. Army engineers mow down whole sections of blitzed houses with bulldozers almost overnight.

But, to the admiration of the spectators, reporters and photographers, the G.I.s did even better as builders. Assigned by General Eisenhower fortnight ago to help bombed-out Londoners through their housing crisis, they had their first temporary hutment erected by last week. Equipped with plenty of concrete mixers, they laid seven foundations...

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