World Battlefronts: Casting Continues

Generals, brigadiers and colonels hopped briskly to one side as imperturbable British painters dragged their ladders, pails and paintpots through the busy halls of London's District Office Building. The painters set to work in a biggish, two-windowed room. First they covered the red-green-&-brown-speckled carpet with canvas, then slapped a coat of cream-colored paint on the walls and departed. Other workmen began moving in telephones and desks. Staff officers who took time to peek noted that there was ample floor space for a couple of comfortable chairs, ample wall space for outsize maps....

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