THE NATION: Journey's Beginning

With the eyes of the world's millions following him as never before, Dwight Eisenhower flies out of Andrews Air Force Base, Md. in his VIP-styled Boeing 707 this week on his historic mission to eleven nations in Western Europe, South Asia and North Africa. First stop, for refueling: Goose Bay, Labrador. Second stop: Rome. Before he completes the circuit and touches home again, he will travel for 19 days through 19,600 miles by plane, 270 by helicopter, 1,500 by ship, 1,000 by train and car on the longest overseas trip ever made by a U.S. President in office.

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