A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 8, 1942

—to answer a question subscribers have asked again and again about TIME'S news from overseas

Whenever TIME runs a story like the one on page 25 about the British Commandos, many a subscriber asks how TIME'S editors in this country can write with such an intimate, immediate and detailed knowledge of events and personalities thousands of miles away.

Part of the answer, of course, lies in the worldwide staff of some 300 TIME and LIFE correspondents, whose special job it is to round out the AP reports with thousands of words of close-up information seldom found...

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