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The Short Version: The Blue Train

Posted at 5:07 PM on February 6, 2012 by ClassicalMPR

The men who did the fighting in France — 1914-1918 — may have been glad enough to escape the Continent. But among civilians, the four-year war-quarantine on the British home front created a mania for travel, preferably to hot places.