Wilfred Burchett

Wilfred Graham Burchett (16 September 1911 to 27 September 1983) was an Australian journalist known for his reporting of conflicts in Asia. He was the first foreign correspondent to enter Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped. Burchett attracted controversy for his activities during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, in both cases speaking out against American foreign policy and allying himself with Communist forces and actors. In the Second Indochina War from 1956 to 1975, Burchett was one of the only Western journalists to embed himself with Việt Minh and Việt Cộng soldiers. He also had a strong friendship with Hồ Chí Minh, meeting and interviewing the North Vietnamese leader on numerous occasions.