U.S. At War: The Story of a Trip

For Franklin Roosevelt it was a special treat—not merely his first chance since Pearl Harbor to put the administrative labyrinths of Washington far behind him, but a trip with all the kind of drama and secrecy that he loves best. For a fortnight he could chuckle at the amazement on the faces of those who saw him touring, for a fortnight savor the headlines that would sweep the country when he returned to let down the bars of censorship.

On the first night the President's train sped north, then west. Morning brought Detroit. At the Chrysler Tank Arsenal, 300 soldiers swiftly took...

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