Under Fire: Untold Stories from the Front Line of the Iraq War

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Reuters Prentice Hall, 2004 - History - 237 pages

Under Fire: Untold Stores from the Front Line of the Iraq War presents the dramatic personal stories of fifteen seasoned Reuters war correspondents--straight from the frontlines. It offers an unprecedented panoramic view of the war's events--and, above all, its human impact.

You'll get a glimpse of the intensity of civilians' wartime experiences: Iraq's blinding sandstorms, the taking of Baghdad airport, the danger of covering the war as a "unilateral," outside coalition protection. Join correspondent Nadim Ladki as he survives the frightening supervision of the Iraqi Information Ministry and the bombardment of Baghdad... and makes a remarkable escape. Or with Adrian Croft, embedded with the U.S. Marines as they charge into artillery fire just hundreds of yards into Iraqi territory, as they assault Umm Qasr, as they raise the flag and begin searching for weapons of mass destruction. Readers learn how Central Command crafted the tactics that won the war, and hear the experience from the frontline as American paratroopers meet Kurdish peshmerga fighters and discover how ordinary Iraqis really received the invaders.

Organized chronologically, this book contains a gallery of 40 superb black-and-white photos, accompanied by the photographers' own stories.

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The tales missed--or overlooked--by big media during the Iraq war unfold here as a dozen Reuters correspondents share their eyewitness stories. The accounts take the reader from the crosshairs view of ... Read full review


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Reuters operates the world's largest news agency network and is one of the world's leading providers of news text, video, graphics and pictures. With some 2,500 journalists, photographers, and TV professionals based in some 230 bureaus around the world, Reuters covers the news as it breaks. Relying on a 150-year-old reputation for accuracy, speed, and freedom from bias, Reuters transmits over two million words daily in 23 languages. This book includes contributions from 14 Reuters correspondents and many Reuters photojournalists who covered the war "on the ground" throughout Iraq.

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