The First Casualty. From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker

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The First Casualty. From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker

By Phillip Knightley
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975
465 pp. $12.95
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The prism through which we have often formed our perceptions, the war correspondent plays a key role-usually, as Knightley demonstrates, on the side of truth, but capable of being tempted by advocacy. Even with the best of intentions he can become a victim of censorship and propaganda. A lively, highly readable book, full of vignettes from the battlefields.

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