George Weller, journalist extraordinary World War II

George Weller, journalist, (July 13, 1907 – December 19, 2002) was an American novelist, playwright, and journalist for The New York Times and Chicago Daily News. He won a 1943 Pulitzer Prize as a Daily News war correspondent.

Weller’s reports from Nagasaki after its August 1945 nuclear bombing were censored by the U.S. military and not published in full until a book edited by his son in 2006.

I am reading First Into Nagasaki, his account of entering the city after the atom bomb attack and Weller’s War: A Legendary Foreign Correspondent’s Saga of World War II on Five Continents.

Weller’s War is extraordinary, accounts of the war in Africa, Singapore and Java, and other places like Port Moresby. Weller went everywhere and did remarkable reporting. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943.


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