A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 14, 1943

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

I suppose TIME means more to me these dangerous days because so often I know who gathered what item of first-hand news from where. So perhaps this travel log of how TIME'S Foreign News and World Battlefronts editors are getting out to the places where the news is born will give you in turn an added interest in TIME'S news this summer and fall.

¶William Walton was the only newsman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter...

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