THE ALLIES: Waiting for Ike

It would be Ike's first trip to Europe in two years, his first to England in seven years, and everywhere the best linen sheets were being brought out and the silver polished. In Britain the President would go on TV with Harold Macmillan and rest a night as the Queen's guest on the Scottish hills of Balmoral. In Bonn some 150,000 school children provided with paper flags would get the day off to line the streets and cheer Ike's arrival. German officials scurried around for a limousine large enough to squeeze an interpreter as well as a secret policeman...

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