Wilfred Burchett (1911-1983) covered every major war and revolution in the Third World from the and of the Second World War until his death. A personal friend of Ho Chi Minh. and a major figure in the movement against the Vietnam War, he was treated as an outcast by the government of his native Australia. He travelled constantly between Europe. Africa and Asia despite increasing ill health. This Is the last book he was able to complete before he died.