A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 11, 1945

You get a new appreciation of America's power in the Pacific these days when you talk with TIME'S Gilbert Cant.

Cant first went out to the Pacific in the summer of 1943 when Guadalcanal was newly -won and Munda, Salamaua and Lae were the next stops on the road to Tokyo — and he remembers those months as "one foxhole after an other — everywhere the skies were filled with Japs."

Now Cant has just flown home from an eye-popping tour of the whole Pacific front. He covered 27,210 miles of land and water, visited every important newsspot from Pearl Harbor to...

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