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Lost Over Laos A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship

by Horst Faas, Richard Pyle

Lost Over Laos A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship Synopsis

In 1971, as American forces hastened their withdrawal from Vietnam, a helicopter was hit by enemy fire over Laos and exploded in a fireball, killing four top combat photographers: Larry Burrows of Life magazine, Henri Huet of Associated Press, Kent Potter of United Press International, and Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek. The remoteness of the crash site made a recovery attempt impossible. When the war ended four years later, the war zone was sealed off and the helicopter incident faded from the headlines. But two journalist colleagues-the authors of this book-returned to Laos twenty-seven years later to resolve mysteries about the crash and pay homage to their lost friends.

Lost Over Laos A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship Press Reviews

A solid addition to the shelf of books about the Vietnam War....

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306812514
Publication date: 11th February 2004
Author: Horst Faas, Richard Pyle
Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Asian history,

About Horst Faas, Richard Pyle

Richard Pyle covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press for nearly five years and was bureau chief in Saigon from 1970 to 1973. Now based in New York, he covers politics and breaking news for the AP.

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