Forward Positions: The War Correspondence of Homer Bigart

Overview

Among journalists—and particularly war correspondents—Homer Bigart was the standard-bearer. Previously available only in crumbling library copies of the Tribune and the Times or in the dusty bins of microfiche repositories, his keen insights into warfare and the minds of those who wage it are now collected in a volume that offers a rare glimpse at a breed of journalist that had already passed into legend by the time of Bigart's death.

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Overview

Among journalists—and particularly war correspondents—Homer Bigart was the standard-bearer. Previously available only in crumbling library copies of the Tribune and the Times or in the dusty bins of microfiche repositories, his keen insights into warfare and the minds of those who wage it are now collected in a volume that offers a rare glimpse at a breed of journalist that had already passed into legend by the time of Bigart's death.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557282576
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
World War II, Europe 1
Army Exercises, New York State, August 1940 3
Troopship to Britain, January 1943 5
Eighth Air Force Bombs Germany, February 1943 7
Assessing Raid Coverage, March 1943 12
Sicily, July 1943 16
Fall of San Pietro, December 1943 25
Anzio Censorship, February 1944 35
Green Troops at Anzio, March 1944 38
Assessment of Anzio, March 1944 40
Taking Cassino, May 1944 42
Entering Rome, June 1944 47
World War II, the Pacific 53
Leyte, a Different Kind of War, November 1944 55
Bringing Bacon Home to Leyte, December 1944 56
Landing on Corregidor, February 1945 59
Freeing Luzon Prisoners, February 1945 62
The Cost of Iwo Jima, March 1945 67
Japanese Air Strike on Okinawa, April 1945 70
Bombing Aomori, July 1945 73
Last U.S. Air Raid, August 1945 76
Over Nagasaki, August 1945 81
Surrender, September 1945 84
In Hiroshima, September 1945 86
Cold War, Hot War 93
Mistrust in Warsaw, June 1946 95
British Take Jews off Schooner, February 1947 98
Jewish Underground Recruits, May 1947 100
Britons Hanged by Jewish Terrorists, July 1947 106
Finding Markos, June-July 1948 110
Korean War 125
From a Foxhole, July 1950 127
Landing at Pohang, July 1950 134
Walker's Stand-or-Die Order, July 1950 139
Firing on Reds, August 1950 140
Jeep Ambushed, September 1950 143
Marines at Inchon, September 1950 146
The Great Retreat, December 1950 148
Bigart Accused of Undermining MacArthur, November 1951 151
Guatemala 153
Covering a Non-War, June 1954 155
Middle East 159
Israelis Mop Up in Gaza, November 1956 161
Yemen Opens Up in War With British, January 1957 164
Yemeni Ambush, February 1957 168
Israelis and Syrians Exchange Captives, March 1958 170
Eichmann Trial 173
Israelis Anxious, April 1961 175
Testimony on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, May 1961 177
Vietnam War 183
U.S. Destroys Foliage, January 1962 186
DDT Killed the Cats That Ate the Rats, January 1962 188
Airlifting Pigs, February 1962 190
Reds Elude Trap, March 1962 192
The Talk of Saigon and an Expulsion Order, March 1962 195
Isolating Rural Villages, March 1962 201
Setting Up Fortified Towns, March 1962 205
Reds Still Winning, April 1962 207
The Mylai Trial, February 1971 211
Appendix 219
Homer Bigart Obituary, New York Times 221
I Worked With Him, House Organ Obituary 229
Technical Notes and Acknowledgments 232
Index 235
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