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Public Enemy Number One’s global journalism

Reebel journalism

Volume 15, Issue 2

October, 2009

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Robie, D. (2009) Public enemy number one’s global journalism, Pacific Journalism Review, 15(2): 220-223. Review of Rebel Journalism: The Writings of Wilfred Burchett, edited by George Burchett and Nick Shimmin; foreword by John Pilger. Melbourne, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521718264.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed book by: George Burchett and Nick Shimmin
Publication date: 
October, 2009

Wilfred Burchett's legendary ‘warning to the world’ eyewitness account in the London Daily Express, exposing the horror of the United States nuclear genocide in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, made global headlines on 5 September 1945. Almost four decades later, in his final book, Shadows of Hiroshima, he returned to this nuclear nightmare and reflected on this racist experiment against an already defeated enemy and a history of cover-ups over the ‘atomic plague’.