A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 5, 1943

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Perhaps you noticed last week that Robert Sherrod of TIME was one of the nine correspondents commended by the Army for their conduct during the 20-day fighting on Attu.

"They earned the respect of all the officers and men that they contacted," said Lieut. Colonel Fergusson's official report. "Their stories vere the result of firsthand information secured under fire and not concocted in the safety of some rear area."

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