Safe at their British air base after a tough
raid over Kiel, two U.S. staff sergeants felt a yearning for the beer
pots of the nearest village. The only form of transportation was a
single bicycle, so off they went, one sergeant pedaling, the other
perched on the handle ' bars. Just outside the town an M.P. flagged
them down, made them get off. Too dangerous.
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