A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 19, 1945

The 3^ years I have been away during the war gave me a valuable firsthand understanding of how very important the news in TIME has become to intelligent people all over the world.

TIME has acquired its standing with foreign audiences almost by accident. I can personally report to you only what happened in the Mediterranean area, but our files are full of evidence that exactly the same sort of thing happened elsewhere. It began when TIME started printing special editions for our armed forces abroad—editions which eventually totaled nearly a million locally printed...

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