World: Waiting--

The big war news was coming from Italy, and it was good news. But in Britain, as in the rest of the warring world, men read with half an eye, and warily watched and anxiously listened for omens of the great Invasion.

Londoners got a forcible reminder that D-day was near. After months of polite warnings and genteel posters asking "Is your journey really necessary?" the authorities abruptly canceled long-distance passenger trains all over the country. At some stations as many as 50 trains were taken off without notice.

Getting to the station an hour early was an old wartime story to...

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