U.S. At War: U.S. At War, Oct. 19, 1942

That is the main thing that I saw on my trip around the country—unbeatable spirit."

Forgotten were the ill tempers of the first day at his desk (TIME, Oct. 12), when the shock of returning from the open spaces to bureau-cramped Washington led the President to lash at Congress, the press and his own officials. Only for the press and radio did he reserve a few lingering words of sarcasm: "I can say one thing about our [military] plans: they are not being decided by the typewriter strategists. . . ." He served notice...

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