Martin Bell, soldier, war correspondent, Independent MP, the ‘man in the white suit’. From Vietnam to Bosnia he has witnessed wars for half a century. He writes of the pity of war and (usually) its futility; of the failures when armed force is chosen by politicians who have had no personal experience of it; of a TV news that censors the real world violence; of a journalism in retreat. The  Death of News – ‘an essential read’, says Terry Waite, ‘for all who value truth and integrity in journalism’.