A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 14, 1950

At an advance air field in Korea last week one of TIME-LIFE International's men ran into a couple of TIME readers. He asked them what they thought of TIME'S coverage of the Korean war.

Said Corporal Darland W. Headsteath, of San Francisco: "A copy of TIME gets pretty dog-eared around here by the time we all get to see it. I have to hunt a quiet corner to read mine. If I don't, someone picks it up as soon as I lay it down.

"We're so close to the real thing that it's hard to get...

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