A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 3, 1942

To answer some of the questions subscribers are asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, organizes and writes its news

The Atlantic Clipper brought Mary Welsh back from TIME'S London office last Friday on her first trip home since Hitler marched on Poland.

Two of America's top-flight generals saw her off: General Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower, Commander in Chief of U.S. Forces in Europe—and Brigadier General Robert McClure, the U.S. military attache in London.

Her visit is such an event here at TIME and she herself is such an exciting sort of person that I thought you would...

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