Radio: The News, Unvarnished

From the sick bay of a ship off Salerno, TIME Correspondent Jack Belden (see p. 28) last week reported a colloquy with a wounded American soldier:

[He] came to my bunk a little while ago and he said: "I'm so goddam mad I'm never going to believe a radio commentator or newspaperman again."

"What have I done now?" I said.

"Oh, not you, you're just a dumb guy who gets himself wounded. But I just heard the radio say that correspondents report that the Italians lit up the beach [at Salerno] for us and we stormed...

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