World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Crossed Wires

A British captain in Cairo ripped open a cablegram from England, goggled in mute horror at the message: "Son born." Frantic inquiries at the cable office disclosed that Form Message 185 had been substituted for No. 85 ("Receiving letters occasionally"). The error made a difference to the captain: he had not seen his wife in two years.

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