The Press: Press on Bataan

First news roundup of the "Lost Battalion" of U.S. correspondents with MacArthur on Bataan was squeezed through last week by TIME'S Correspondent Melville Jacoby:

When Manila was abandoned, U.P.'s Frank Hewlett, the New York Times's Nat Floyd, Reuters' Curtis Hindson escaped by automobile, which roared over bridges a few moments before they were dynamited. A.P.'s Clark Lee, Melville Jacoby and wife Annalee* caught a small island freighter at midnight on New Year's Eve as the Manila docks went up in flames. Other correspondents including LIFE'S Photographer Carl Mydans and his wife Shelley (also...

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