Falklands War correspondent Michael Nicholson dies at 79

Michael Nicholson had a 50 year career in journalism covering conflicts ranging from the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Not just content with reporting the news, he smuggled a nine-year-old orphan out of war-torn Sarajevo during the Bosnian War and brought her back to the UK where he adopted her.

For many of us it was perhaps his reporting of the 1982 Falklands War for which he will be most remembered. In this clip from ITN, he reports on the first British airstrikes against Argentinian forces on the island at Port Stanley including the famous Black Buck raids involving a Vulcan bomber flying the longest range mission in history to that point.

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