Army & Navy - Sssssh! Soldiers!

From the office of Lieut. Colonel Frank T. McCabe at Burbank, Calif, came World War II's prize exhibit of supersecrecy. To news publications, Colonel McCabe whispered behind his hand:

"As you are aware, troop movements of the armed forces ... are matters of a highly confidential nature. ... It is assumed . . . that you will so regard the arrival in Hollywood of ... This is the Army, Irving Berlin's . . . troupe . . . constitutes a task force carrying out an operation. . . .

"The Army public-relations office...

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