Army & Navy: Cigaret Mystery

The best-seller cigaret among U.S. troops in London last week was Chelsea, a comparative newcomer, which outstripped all combined old-established brands 2½-to-1. The best-seller in Australia was a onetime "10¢" brand called Domino, followed by Wings, Raleigh and Avalon. Reason: there were few if any Camels, Chesterfields, Lucky Strikes, Old Golds and Philip Morris available. At the Army canteen nearest MacArthur's headquarters, Avalons had been for a fortnight the only cigaret available.

To overseas soldiers one of the minor mysteries of war has been the cigaret supply. In the Philippines men who...

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