Valiant for truth : the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent / Neil McDonald with Peter Brune. Life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent

Collection type Library
Author McDonald, Neil, 1940-, author.; Brune, Peter, 1951-, author.;
Call Number PFS
Document type Monograph
Year 2016. 2016. 016.
Pagination vii, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 23 cm.
Publisher NewSouth Publishing, NewSouth Publishing,
Note Formerly CIP. GEN, DEF. Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-481) and index. Chester Wilmot (1911-1954) was a renowned Australian war correspondent, broadcaster, journalist and writer. Covering the first triumphant North African battles of Bardia, Tobruk and Derna, the heartbreaking disaster of the Greek Campaign, the epic struggle along the famed Kokoda Track, the momentous amphibious invasion at Normandy and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany, his voice stood above all others during BBC and ABC broadcasts throughout WWII. Following the war he continued reporting and broadcastin g, and published The Struggle for Europe, his classic account of the Normandy invasion and its aftermath. He was tragically killed in the crash of the BOAC Comet over Greece in 1954, returning from Australia where he had been covering the Royal Tour. Vali ant for Truth charts Wilmot's exceptional life as he reported key events of the twentieth century. It contains the most complete account to date of the command crisis in New Guinea in 1942 and his extraordinary feud with Australian Commander-in-Chief Gene ral Sir Thomas Blamey. Bestselling authors Neil McDonald and Peter Brune unite to tell the story in this, the first full biography of one of the most important correspondents of WWII. Tertiary/Undergraduate. General.
Place made Sydney, NSW : Sydney, NSW :

Machine generated contents note: 1.First things -- 2.The shop -- 3.Half-cocked college guys -- 4.Ashamed to be an Englishman -- 5.Two captains and a mister -- 6.A lot of little cuts first -- 7.I could `ave been a blinkin'' General -- 8.Caught in the open - - 9.A desire to seek the underlying causes -- 10.Sand in their shoes -- 11.We are slow to learn -- 12.Syd is coming -- 13.Unnecessary Australian graves -- 14.The freedom of the press -- 15.A dangerous subversive and a Communist -- 16.Such a complete victo ry -- 17.Broadcasting as an arm of warfare -- 18.Hello BBC! Hello BBC! -- 19.Viva BBC! -- 20.Unhappy phrases -- 21.So big was Wilmot''s story -- 22.A rather different spectacle -- 23.Passing to the other side.

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