Seeing Switzerland; and experiences of a "foreigner" visiting Paris for the first time. What a difference between France and Switzerland! On the French train, no breakfast was served that Sunday morning, March 2, 1947. The reason: the train was running two or three hours late. Our sleeping car had been scheduled to be transferred to a Swiss train at Basel in time for breakfast. General Eisenhower and Channel Invasion. But before proceeding, I should like to go back, for a moment, and fill in two or three side-light experiences I neglected to record of our short stay in London. On Thursday evening, February 27th, I had written this to our children at home: "... Today I tried to purchase a pair of gloves. It is cold, around freezing, and will be colder in mountainous Switzerland.
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