The Press: A Tight Lip Loosens

Some of the war's best photographs carhe out of the Pacific last week. The up-close, thick-of-battle quality of the pictures was evidence of the bravery and skill of the photographers on Iwo Jima, who worked in such a din of artillery and mortar fire that one of them, the A.P.'s bespectacled Joe Rosenthal, reported that he could not hear his shutter click. The speed with which the pictures appeared in U.S. newspapers was evidence of the Navy's growing press-sense.

Just 17½ hours after the Marines landed on Iwo, the first invasion shots reached the U.S. They had been flown by Navy...

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