THE PRESS: Correspondents Down Under

The biggest A.E.F. of newsmen in World War II last week went into action in Australia.

Its components: 34 uniformed newsmen and photographers who arrived with a big convoy of U.S. troops, plus such veterans of the Battles of Java and Singapore as A.P.'s C. Yates McDaniel, U.P.'s Harold Guard, the Chicago Daily News's much machine-gunned George Weller—a total of over two dozen correspondents, photographers, broadcasters, newsreelmen.

The first action of the newcomers was a battle with censorship. The uniformed, Army-regulated correspondents, who had waited weeks in Washington for credentials, were forbidden to...

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