A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 6, 1943

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

When General Chennault's flyers swept down on Formosa on the most dangerous raid ever attempted by our flyers in China, they took only one newsman along to witness the devastation of the great Shinchiku airdrome. That newsman was Teddy White of TIME'S Chungking Bureau.

And when the Marines landed on the bloody beaches of Tarawa only three newsmen went ashore with them the first day. One was William Hippie of the Associated Press; one was Richard Johnston of the United Press;...

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