A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 22, 1943

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"I don't so much mind taking my chances on land," TIME'S William H. Chickering wrote from Guadalcanal last week, "but in a landing boat, all snuggled together in a large, helpless mass for the Japs to shoot at—oh, brother!"

Chickering must have made quite a target these past few weeks, for he is about the biggest correspondent between Attu and Port Moresby (210 pounds, six feet four) and he has been in the thick of the fighting ever since he went...

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