Bermuda: Tension in the Air

To the casual tourist on an afternoon outing, Bermuda seemed the same old happy, fun place. Old folks milled through the gleaming pastel shops on Hamilton's Front Street; honeymooners buzzed about the island on rented motorbikes and lounged on beaches or around hotel pools. But after dark, Bermuda took on a new atmosphere. Everyone was ordered off the streets, and soldiers threw up barbed-wire barricades. Extra police patrolled the downtown area. Lights blinked late on the newly arrived British troop frigate, H.M.S. Leopard, which bobbed at anchor in a Front Street berth normally reserved for cruise ships. Thus last...

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