A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 27, 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.

Not all of TIME & LIFE'S 40 war correspondents are newsmen—six of them are newswomen: Mary Welsh, Margaret Bourke-White, Lael Tucker, Peggy Durdin, Shelley Smith Mydans, Annalee Jacoby.

Not every girl can shoulder the responsibility and stand the gaff of a war correspondent's life in these dangerous days—so this week I thought I would introduce you to one of them who can.

Pretty, dark, and only 28 years old, Annalee Whitmore...

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