The Press: Little & Late

The U.S. press took a beating on the French beachheads last week.

Most newspaper readers, knowing that the invasion going was tough and that dead Germans were more important than live news, were reasonably content with their papers' big headlines and voluminous coverage. But newspaper editors were painfully aware that ¶ U.S. correspondents' copy direct from the beaches reached the U.S. 28 hours to four days late.

¶The news pool, into which the OWI tried to have all available assault copy funneled and shared jointly by U.S. press agencies, broke down in...

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