A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 31, 1942

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

TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod flew in from Australia last week, covering the 10,000 miles from Sydney in seven days by plane all the way.

Before he left home last winter on the first big troop convoy, Sherrod had to tell his wife there was a good chance he would be taken prisoner just as our correspondents Carl and Shelley Mydans had been before him. He wasn't captured—but lots of other things happened to him....

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