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Wilfred Burchett and the UN command's media relations during the Korean War, 1951-52

Casey, Steven (2010) Wilfred Burchett and the UN command's media relations during the Korean War, 1951-52. Journal of Military History, 74 (3). pp. 821-845. ISSN 0899-3718

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Wilfred A. Burchett was perhaps the most controversial foreign correspondent of the Cold War era. An Australian by birth, he wrote for British and French newspapers, but spent much of his career reporting from the other side of the "bamboo curtain." Although his dispatches often had a propagandist purpose, his account of the U.S. Army's media relations during the protracted Korean armistice negotiations continues to exert a significant influence over the academic literature. This article looks at the reasons for this influence and critically examines Burchett's claim that the U.S. military engaged in a concerted effort to mislead the public by lying about, and sometimes suppressing, what was really happening in the truce talks

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Additional Information: © 2010 Society for Military History
Divisions: International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 11:46
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:01

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