By John Martinkus
Written with urgency and compassion through a world-renowned Australian journalist, a grimy Little conflict is a narrative packed with drama, horror, human curiosity, political intrigue - or even the strange flash of black humour.
For a long time, John Martinkus used to be the single journalist in East Timor. He travelled with guerillas and unearthed the key struggle Indonesia was once waging in contrast fledgling state - a conflict that finally erupted and resulted in Australia's troops being known as in.
His paintings has been praised via Timorese leaders, together with Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta. His compelling and passionate experiences 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 help of the deployment of Australian peacekeepers to the zone. His information tales have been used as resource fabric by means 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 heritage instructed in a gripping fashion.
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