A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 12, 1942

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Not all the cables from our correspondents overseas are about battles and bloodshed and sudden death. Sometimes they are just human, personal stories—like this cable from the editor who is now on duty aboard a carrier with the American task force in the Pacific. He was permitted to fly on a special mission to a forward base—and there he ran into another TIME editor who left us eight months before Pearl Harbor to...

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