U.S. tourists were mobilizing. Already this year they had stormed the State Department with demands for passports which threatened to come close to the record 203,174 issued in 1930. To map their offensive, the Paris Herald, long the Bible of U.S. expatriatism, was ready this week with the first tourists' guide to postwar Europe.

The volume was lush with enticing descriptions of all the standard prewar meccas and war had added a clutch of new see-worthy sights to attract the tourist eye and dollar. In Normandy, as of yore, there were "hotels...

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