A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 26, 1943

When the Allied forces went into Sicily three of our TIME men were on hand to get the first hand feel of the invasion for you. One went over with the warships that covered the landing; one went over by plane; one went in with the first ground troops that waded ashore. And perhaps you will find our stories this week still more interesting if I tell you a little about these TIME men in uniform.

On duty with the warships off shore is Reg Ingraham, our naval expert:

For the first hour or so (he cabled) the great seaborne assault looked like...

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