The Press: Escape from Bataan

Safe in Australia, TIME'S Philippine Correspondent Melville Jacoby last week cabled the first detailed story of an escape by sea through the Jap blockade around Bataan. With him on his hazardous, 20-day journey were his pretty bride of four months, Annalee Whitmore Jacoby, and A.P. Correspondent Clark ("Chang") Lee, with whom Jacoby and his wife made their last-minute getaway from Manila on New Year's Eve.

Said General MacArthur a couple of days before his own departure (his trip was "far worse than ours"): "Do you want to go now?" MacArthur shook hands said: "I...

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