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From the Frontline

The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke

Richard Evans

Basil Clarke was an intrepid First World War correspondent and father of the public relations industry. This first-ever biography tells how he defied Kitchener’s ban on reporters in 1914 to live as an ‘outlaw’ in Dunkirk, reported from the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising, and caused a global scandal by accusing the government of failing to enforce its naval blockade of Germany, before going on to create Britain’s first PR firm.
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  • Publisher: Spellmount
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x160mm
  • ISBN: 9780752494296
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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