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REVIEW: History of Vietnam War places correspondent roles in broader setting

Volume 25, Issue 1 & 2

July, 2019

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Cass, P. (2019). History of Vietnam War places correspondent roles in broader setting. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 25(1&2), 293-294. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v25i1and2.496
Author(s): Philip Cass
Publication date: 
July, 2019

Vietnam: An epic tragedy 1945-1975, by Max Hastings. London: William Collins. 2018. 722 pages. ISBN 978-0-00-813298-9

WHEN SAIGON fell, 44 years ago on 30 April 1975, a number of journalists, photographers and cameramen were there to witness the final humiliation of the United States. Journalist John Pilger and cameraman Neil Davis, both Australians, were there to see the North Vietnamese Army take the city, as was New Zealander Peter Arnett, among others. Pilger’s slim volume about those events, The Last Day, is a classic. Davis survived Saigon, but filmed his own death while covering an attempted coup in Bangkok in 1987.

DOI https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v25i1and2.496