Date: 12-8-1941 Life Magazine
Cover: Commander of Far East
Speaking of Pictures: Times Square at Night
LIFE's Reports: The Desert Is Hell, by Cecil Brown
Ancient and Imperial Power of Japan Comes to Showdown with U. S.
LIFE on the Newsfronts of the World
Aged Virginia Farmer Weeps For Wife beside Ashes of Home
The Governor of Georgia Remembers That He Was Once a Flogger Himself
The British Attack in Africa
Sinking of the American Merchant Ship "Lehigh"
Snowy Death in Chilean Andes
Traffic Jam outside Baltimore Bomber Plant
Courthouse Card Game Is Ended by Law
New Laboratory Sets Standards for Industrial Health
Movies: "Custer's Last Stand"
Books: "Journey for Margaret," by W. L. White
Theater: "Blithe Spirit"
Doris Lee Offers Southern Negro as Source of Fashion Inspiration
Millionth Map of Hispanic America
Photographic Essay: U. S. Navy Air Force
Close–Up: General Douglas MacArthur, by Clare Boothe
Japan Threatens to Close Burma Road
Police–Sponsored Binge Tests Drunken Driving
LIFE Goes to a Free French Show
Art: Brazilian Envoy's Wife Leads Two Lives for Art and Diplomacy