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Lost Over Laos : A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship - Horst Faas

Lost Over Laos

A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780306812514
Number Of Pages: 276

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"Deeply moving...an excellent short history of an important part of the Vietnam War...a fascinating insider's look at the rugged life of civilian photographers during wartime."-Publishers Weekly. 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.

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

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The Flightp. 1
The Missionp. 3
The Mountainp. 13
Larry Burrowsp. 21
The Trailp. 33
Henri Huetp. 49
Bao Chip. 67
Invasionp. 91
Kent Potterp. 107
Liftoffp. 127
Keisaburo Shimamotop. 135
Killing Zonep. 143
"feared Dead"p. 157
Aftermathp. 173
Discoveryp. 187
Return to Laosp. 205
"A Handful of Soil"p. 217
Epiloguep. 233
Afterwordp. 241
Bibliographyp. 245
Glossaryp. 249
Photo Creditsp. 253
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780306812514
ISBN-10: 0306812517
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.14  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1