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Similar to most capital cities, Washington, D.C. had numerous social clubs set aside for members of the press throughout the decades. A great number of the ones in Washington flopped because they would extend credit to their members when they drank at the bar. The one exception was the National Press Club - they insisted that their reporters and columnists pay-as-they-go. It was this well-observed rule that saved the club from bankruptcy and allowed it to flourish well into the Twenty-first Century. This article recalls what a busy place the NPC was during the war years.

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The National Press Club During the War (Click Magazine, 1943)

The National Press Club During the War (Click Magazine, 1943)

The National Press Club During the War (Click Magazine, 1943)

The National Press Club During the War (Click Magazine, 1943)

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