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Dying for the truth : the concise history of frontline war reporting

Author: Paul L Moorcraft
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The role of war correspondents is crucial to democracy and the public's discovery of the truth. Without them, the temptation to manipulate events with propaganda would be irresistible to politicians of all hues. It starts by examining how journalists have plied their trade over the years most particularly from the Crimean War onwards. Their impact on the conduct of war has been profound and the author, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul L Moorcraft
ISBN: 1473879159 9781473879157
OCLC Number: 951754228
Description: xviii, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The early days of war reporting --
The World Wars --
The Cold War --
African 'sideshows'? --
Europe's War: civil conflicts and terrorism --
The Middle East and Afghanistan --
The Long War --
The rise of the Islamic State --
The mechanics of report peace and war --
The end of heroes?
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Examines how journalists have plied their trade from the Crimean War to the present. Paul Moorcraft, a veteran journalist, discusses how correspondents' considerable influence has shaped the actions  Read more...

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"This is a brilliant history of war reporting from the mid-19th century's "scribblers and snappers" (reporters and photographers) to today's digital technology and instant communications." - Military Read more...

 
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