Paul Laity: George Steer, 5 June 2003
Show More Telegram from Guernica: The Extraordinary Life of George Steer, War Correspondent by Nicholas Rankin.
Faber, 256 pp., £14.99, April 2003, 0 571 20563 1Show More
“... On the evening of 26 April 1937, George Lowther Steer, a correspondent for the Times, was having dinner with other reporters at the Torrontegui Hotel in Bilbao. Sometime after nine, a distraught Basque official rushed into the dining-room: ‘Guernica is destroyed,’ he told them. The town was still burning when the journalists got there ...”