More than Paris and London, some soldiers favored as a rest spot the internationally storied Riviera. The Cote d'Azur had much to offer; a swanky boardwalk promenade, sprawling hotels and casinos, the incomparable Mediterranean and spacious beaches.
With the officers billeted in Cannes and enlisted men in Nice, a time-worn Army custom, saluting, was discarded. On the Riviera the men were served their morning newspapers, if not their breakfasts, in bed. At luncheon and dinner, orchestras played in the dining rooms of the better hotels. During the day there was swimming, fishing, tennis, bicycling and roller skating. Throughout Nice there were theaters with moving pictures in both English and French.
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