The Press: Casualties

Two more U.S. war correspondents lost their lives, a third was missing last week. Total toll since the war's start in 1939: dead, twelve; missing, three; wounded, more than 30. The two new deaths came at the end of a fast flight across the Atlantic, when the Yankee Clipper, swooping to a Lisbon landing, crashed into the wide, swift Tagus River estuary.

One victim was Ben Robertson Jr., a soft-voiced, insatiably curious South Carolina bachelor who loved truth and people. At 39 he had lived a full life, sampling the world: he had newspapered...

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