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First name:  Nicholas

Last name:  Tomalin

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Correspondent - Writer
  • Media outlet:  Sunday Times
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  29 Oct 1931 United Kingdom

  • Died:  17 Oct 1973 Israel
  • War zone:  yes


Killed by a Syrian rocket as he was reporting on the Yom Kippur War.

  • Israel - 1973 : Yom Kippur War
  • Egypt and Syria simultaneously attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur religious holiday in October 1973. Egypt crossed the Suez Canal into Israeli-held Sinai from 6 to 15 October and Syria attacked the Golan Heights. The Israelis were at an early disadvantage because Egypt had a large number of Soviet-made ground-to-air missiles. The Israelis, helped by US equipment and supplies, responded on both fronts and eventually encircled the Egyptian forces. 7,000 UN peacekeeping troops were eventually sent to Sinai and Golan to keep both sides apart. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat began talks with Israel and a peace treaty was signed in 1979 when Israel agreed to hand back Sinai.

  • UK Press Gazette names him one 40 best journalists of modern times.
    Son of communist poet and Spanish Civil War veteran Miles Tomalin.
    Co-author with Ron Hall of a book, "The Strange Voyage of Donald Growhurst."
    Graduates from university and goes on to work for several British media outlets.
    Aged 41.


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