HEROES: The Tourists

In New York the ticker tape rained down as they rode up the Broadway canyon. In Washington they shook hands with the President. Baltimore showed them a sham battle. In Detroit they visited bomber plants. Portland dropped rose petals on their broad shoulders. In Los Angeles they danced with movie stars.

Everywhere, the people cheered.

Last week, on Independence Day, it ended in St. Louis: the most ambitious, most spectacular heroes' junket of World War II. For a solid summer month, 15 men of the United Nations fighting forces had shown themselves to the hero-worshipping public. Men of the R.A.F. who...

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