A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 14, 1944

To answer some of the questions subscribers all over the world have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Judging by our mail, I guess reading the lead article in last week's TIME (about the 370 furloughed Guadalcanal Marines and their trip across the U.S. on the "Home Again Special") stirred our subscribers just as deeply as meeting and talking with these boys stirred the TIME people who reported the story.

And so many of your letters ask how TIME'S editors in New York knew all the intimate things...

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