Cornelius Ryan

1920-1974, b. Dublin; war correspondent 1941-45, working with American news mags.; US citizen 1951; The Longest Day (1959, and filmed); The Last Battle (1960); A Bridge Too Far (1974, and filmed), One Minute to Ditch (1957), and works concerning space programme; life of MacArthur (1951), etc. His last work, on terminal illness, A Private Battle (1979). DIW

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