A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 19, 1945

One down, two to go. Before the war TIME was usually banned in Italy, Germany, Japan. Now we're back in Italy.

For while the first issue of our Manila Edition was being printed under fire for our troops in the Philippines (TIME, March 5), a 23rd TIME Edition was getting started half the world away.

TIME is now the first and only civilian magazine published in Europe for American soldiers there. It is being printed by TIME in Rome each week to reach our troops all over the Mediterranean theater almost as fast as TIME reaches readers here at home.

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