A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 1, 1945

Not all the readers of TIME these past six years have been on our side in the war. For example:

¶ One of the last Japanese officers to surrender on Guam proved to be surprisingly well informed about world events for the ten months he had spent hiding in a palm-grove. It turned out he had been creeping up to the American lines at night and stealing copies of TIME'S Pony Edition from the Marines.

¶ In the files of the Luftwaffe seized at Berchtesgaden one of the "confidential" papers carefully stored away in a...

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