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Last Friday John Walker of TIME'S Battlefronts department handed his first dispatch from the Philippines to an Army short-wave broadcaster.
"American power came back to the Philippines today over the glass-smooth, grass-green waters of Leyte Gulf under a tropical sun coming through an ominous haze lit by yellow flashes and the blasting of guns," that message began. "It was virtually perfect weather for the landings."
Walker's words flashed across 7,000 miles of ocean via U.S. Army Signal Corps circuits to...