Fergal Keane OBE was born in London and educated in Ireland. He is one of the BBC's most distinguished correspondents, having worked for the corporation in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Asia and the Balkans. He has been awarded a BAFTA and has been named reporter of the year on television and radio, winning honours from the Royal Television Society and the Sony Radio Awards. He has also been named Reporter of the Year in the Amnesty International Press Awards and won the James Cameron Prize and the Edward R.Murrow Award from the US Overseas Press Association.
Praise for Fergal Keane: 'Keane's real distinction was in his reporting talents, which as this book shows, are considerable.' Evening Standard 'His book is a memoir but it is so much more than that!a volume of the most exquisitely written and moving truth and honesty.' TLS 'A completely honest account of reporting conflict.' Independent 'An empowering story of triumph over adversity.' Irish Times 'Profoundly honest.' Observer 'Fergal Keane operates masterfully on three levels, setting this, the last military stand of British empire, in a far wider campaign context!vivid, compelling and terrifying!Keane catches both shrinking revulsion and astounding courage to brilliant effect!I found myself, on one or two pages towards the close, caught in a choking emotion.The evidence is meticulously gathered and the writing so powerful that it turns a book about a battle into a book about human beings, their existence and their end.' the guardian 'In his sweeping account of the battle in Kohima in 1944, Fergal Keane does justice to the memory of the men who fell and who survived!a vivid account which brings to life the brutality of that war!an engrossing narrative of ghastly battle'The Independent