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Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma, 1942

Philip Woods


The British defeat in Burma at the hands of the Japanese in 1942 marked the longest retreat in British army history and the beginning of the longest campaign in the Second World War. It also marked a beginning of the end of the British empire, not only in Burma but also in south and south-east Asia altogether. There have been many studies of the military and civilian experiences during the retreat but this is the first book to look at the way the campaign was represented through the western media: newspapers, pictorial magazines, and newsreels. There were some twenty-six accredited war corresp ... More

Keywords: Burma, Second World War, war correspondents, journalism, media history, war, newsreels, newspapers, magazines, British empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190657772
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Woods, author
New York University, London