We hear a lot about the bravery of our armed forces, but seldom anything about the people who (unarmed) accompany them on their missions in the front line - all in the cause of news-gathering.
My sister-in-law once had a boyfriend who was a well-known TV war correspondent, and some of the stories he told about his work in combat zones made me realise that covering conflicts is definitely not at the glamorous end of journalism.
Very sad, these people do a wonderful job of reporting the news. Some of the footage from WW2 is still used extensively and shows how close they got to the front line. Some of them were actually in it.
Think Terry Lloyd who was killed and Martin Bell, Sandy Gaul who were both badly injured, but to name only three of many.
'War Zone' (many areas) reporters are far more protected nowadays than what they were years gone bye, but like all conflicts, that stray bullet, land-mine,shell or even 'friendly-fire' is not selective as to who the victim might have perhaps been.