A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 10, 1944

General MacArthur has said that "news is as necessary to the combat soldier as bread and bullets." And I can't help feeling you will be proud to learn that TIME has been the leader in every single venture undertaken by any American magazine to get accurate, impartial news from home to our troops overseas in the shortest possible time. So this week I thought you might like to see the complete record:

TIME was the first magazine to invent a miniature "Pony" Edition for overseas distribution (November 23, 1942).

TIME was the first to publish a special edition for our troops in Australia...

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