Thursday, 15 March 2007

Brian Hanrahan 1949-2010

Brian Hanrahan - BBC Falklands War Correspondent

Ask anyone about reporting from the Falklands War in 1982, and before long they will be quoting Brian Hanrahan's memorable phrase, "I counted them all out, and I counted them all back."
It was a clever ruse to get round reporting restrictions, so that he could say that all British Harrier jets had returned safely. It has become a prime example of good reporting under pressure. During his 20 years as a BBC foreign affairs reporter, he has covered some of the major events to shake the world in recent times.