The Press: Ernie

It's not that I have a premonition that death's going to catch up with me. It's nothing more than any foot soldier in the lines feels. . . . You begin to feel that you can't go on forever without being hit. I 'feel that I have used up all my chances. And I hate it. ... I don't want to be killed.

It was Ernie Pyle, talking to a fellow newsman three months ago. Like many correspondents, and more than most, he had certainly used up chances. He had covered London in the blitz,...

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