A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 9, 1945

AE tattered signal flag from a U. S. destroyer on the Murmansk run ...

A helmet left behind when the Japanese stole quietly away from jog-bound Kiska . . . k.

A burned-out Luger taken at El Guettar when the Americans stopped Germany's famed Tenth Panzer Division . ..

I guess there's a little bit of the souvenir collector in even the most professional newsman.

For ever since the war began TIME correspondents and LIFE photographers and TIME, LIFE & FORTUNE men in uniform have been sending our home office all kinds of trophies of war—ranging all the way from the smallest ball-bearing turned out...

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