A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 16, 1944

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

These are dangerous days for TIME men, too—as they watch our troops making the news out in the Pacific. For example:

"Pepper" Martin—taking the hard way back to his old post in Chungking —faced the mortar fire at Peleliu with the first landing wave, found himself pinned on the sands between two quizzical Marines ("I wonder where we are." "It sure ain't Staten Island")

"When we hit Peleliu's sandy beaches we...

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