Bombs, Bullets and Bylines: From the Munich Massacre to bin Laden by Christopher Dobson
After five years in the RAF, the Army and 21 SAS, Christopher Dobson left the military for a new career in journalism. From New York and Washington to Cyprus and Moscow, Dobson rose to dizzying heights under the infamous Lord Beaverbrook as a sub-editor, gossip columnist and foreign correspondent. However, after being controversially dismissed by Beaverbrook in the early 1960s, his career took a dangerous turn when he landed his first job as a freelance war correspondent.
Dobson began travelling to hotspots such as Vietnam, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Ireland to cover the burgeoning threat of terrorism. Placing himself on the frontline every day with his trademark fearless reporting, his name soon began appearing on IRA and Black September hit lists. Recounting his days spent dodging bombs and bullets in the name of a breaking story, Dobson tells all about his extraordinary career and a bygone era of journalism in this remarkable memoir.
Christopher Dobson is an award-winning war correspondent and was a frequent collaborator of Ronald Payne prior to his friend’s death in 2013. Together they covered terrorist activity on four continents for numerous newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, and served as consultants on terrorism for NBC News.