Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

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Chester Wilmot brought the triumphs and tragedies of warfare into the homes of millions.

Reginald William Winchester (Chester) Wilmot (1911-1954) was a renowned Australian war correspondent,broadcaster, journalist and writer. From the first triumphant North African battles of Bardia, Tobrukand Derna, to the heartbreaking disaster of the Greek Campaign, to the epic struggle along thefamed Kokoda Track to the momentous amphibious invasion at Normandy and the eventual defeat of NaziGermany, his voice stood above all others during BBC and ABC broadcasts throughout WW2.

Following the war he continued reporting and broadcasting, before he was tragically killed in thecrash of BOAC Comet in 1954. Bestselling authors Neil McDonald and Peter Brune unite to tell the story in the first full biography of this enigmatic figure.

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