Middle East: View from the Target

While Aikman witnessed the assault from Israeli lines, TIME Middle East Bureau Chief William Stewart discovered what it was like to be the target of concentrated firepower from land, sea and air. He was often less than 2½ miles away from Aikman, and constantly in mortal danger. Stewart's report:

The memory begins to play tricks. It is difficult to remember when one day's shelling ended and another began. I reassure myself by consulting the papers. On Sunday I am the only one in the apartment house. A week earlier it had taken a direct hit, and although I was away, I...

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