The Press: Same Side

Among the 1,000 newsmen covering the Geneva Conference last week was London and Manhattan Communist Daily Worker Correspondent Wilfred Burchett. Australian-born Correspondent Burchett was last seen by Western newsmen in Korea, where he worked as a Red propagandist, helped get "confessions" from prisoners and covered the war and truce negotiations from the Communist side (TIME, Aug. 6, 1951). In Geneva he left little doubt he was still on the same side. Wrote Burchett this week: "[The Communist] plan . . . for ending the war in Indo-China burst like a bombshell on the American and French delegation. It dissipated the...

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