National Affairs: Innocent Voyage

On a cold winter's dawn this week the grey and battered troopship Argentina hove into New York harbor after a nightmare voyage across the Atlantic. The passengers were 451 British wives of American G.I.s, and their 175 children. Nine days before, they had left Southampton alternately singing There'll Always Be an England and God Bless America.

The Argentina had struck the worst storm of the North Atlantic winter. At times the wind reached 70 miles an hour. One day, 85% of the brides were sick. Children, left alone by mothers unable to care...

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