Letters, Apr. 19, 1937

Eaton's Expedition Sirs: ". . . Captain William Eaton. Under his leadership and the Stars & Stripes, the capture of Derna was made by 10 U. S. Marines, 38 Greeks and 400 Arab mercenaries" (TIME March 22, p. 24).

Many "historically-minded Marines'' will question TIME'S authority, if not TIME, for this statement.

This writer is at present at work on an original motion picture story, "First to Fight," based in part on the U. S. war with Tripoli and the capture of Derna, and covering the period up to and including the...

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