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Hanson W. Baldwin

An Annapolis graduate, Mr. Baldwin began his newspaper career in 1928 with the Baltimore Sun. He joined the New York Times a year later and soon began specializing in military and naval affairs. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1942 for a series of articles on the situation in the South Pacific, and that same year became the Times’ military editor, a position he has held ever since. This article is part of his Battles Lost and Won—Great Campaigns of World War II, soon to be published by Harper if Row. It will be Mr. Baldwin’s sixteenth book. The map on page 85 is adapted from one in The Fall of the Philippines, by Louis Morion, Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army, 1953.

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