A Letter From The Publisher, May 22, 1950

From one of the Iron Curtain countries a clandestine TIME reader wrote us recently as follows:

"During World War II, I was a member of a resistance group that opposed our participation in Hitler's war of aggression. For our anti-war propaganda we used, among other things, postcard reproductions of cartoons showing various pieces of war machinery in the shape of grotesque monsters. There was an immensely smug bomber chased by a ferocious little fighter, a dinosaur-like gun, a radio imp, and others.

"... I never learned whence these cartoons originated, except that they were...

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