By John Martinkus
Written with urgency and compassion through a world-renowned Australian journalist, a filthy Little battle is a narrative full of drama, horror, human curiosity, political intrigue - or even the bizarre flash of black humour.
For decades, John Martinkus was once the one journalist in East Timor. He travelled with guerillas and unearthed the key conflict Indonesia was once waging in contrast fledgling state - a warfare that at last erupted and ended in Australia's troops being referred to as in.
His paintings has been praised via Timorese leaders, together with Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta. His compelling and passionate stories have been released as lead tales within the international media; and in Australia, the editor of the Daily Telegraph acknowledged John, who was once then writing for the AAP and AP, because the journalist chargeable for rallying public opinion in aid of the deployment of Australian peacekeepers to the quarter. His information tales have been used as resource fabric by way of the Australian Senate, the UN and Amnesty overseas.
This is the insider's view of that 'dirty little war'; a first-hand and deeply own account of a stunning interval in our region's background informed in a gripping fashion.
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