The Press: End of the Road

By the time most correspondents got to Port Said last fortnight, the fighting was virtually over—and Paris-Match Photographer-Reporter Jean Roy, 34, had the situation well in hand. The big (6 ft., 190 Ibs.), handsome Frenchman (real name: Yves Leleu) was living up to his legend as the fire-eating knight-errant of war journalism. In the 24 hours since he had landed with the first French ground troops, Roy had taken over two jeeps and a Chevrolet truck, daubed each with a new license plate, "Balzac 00-24" (the phone number of Paris-Match), and whirled through a typical swashbuckling round of good deeds and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!