Natashas Story



Natashas Story News correspondent Michael Nicholson went to Sarajevo to report on the horrors of the Bosnian War, but ended up smuggling one little girl away from the carnage.Natasha s Story is the heart wrenching account of how the TV reporter risked everything to bring a nine year old orphan home with him, and gave her a new life 1,000 miles from her native land.The true story, which went on to become the award winning film Welcome to Sarajevo, is both an indictment of the horror and futility of the Bosnian War and a tribute to one girl s courage.Brought up to date with brand new material and recent photographs, Natasha s Story is released as an ebook for the first time to mark the 20 year anniversary of her rescue from Sarajevo an event that made headlines around the world. Read Natashas Story by Michael Nicholson – heartforum.co.uk

Michael Nicholson OBE born 9 January 1937 is an English journalist and former ITN Senior Foreign Correspondent.Born in Romford, Essex, Nicholson attended the University of Leicester and is one of the world s most decorated and longest serving British television correspondents Nicholson joined ITV in 1964 and over the ensuing forty years he reported from 18 war zones Biafra, Israel, Vietnam, Ca Michael Nicholson OBE born 9 January 1937 is an English journalist and former ITN Senior Foreign Correspondent.Born in Romford, Essex, Nicholson attended the University of Leicester and is one of the world s most decorated and longest serving British television correspondents Nicholson joined ITV in 1964 and over the ensuing forty years he reported from 18 war zones Biafra, Israel, Vietnam, Cambodia, Congo, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Rhodesia Zimbabwe, Indo Pakistan, Northern Ireland, Falklands, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, the Gulf Wars, Desert Storm 1991 and Shock and Awe, Baghdad 2003.During the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974, Nicholson s car broke down just as Turkish paratroopers were landing over his head onto the island Nicholson walked up to the first of them and greeted them with I m Michael Nicholson Welcome to Cyprus His film was flown back to London on an RAF plane and made the Evening News the next day A world scoop.Nicholson was ITN s first bureau chief in South Africa, based in Johannesburg from 1976 to 1981 and the first television correspondent to be allowed to live in apartheid South Africa, a brief covering Africa from Cape Town to the Sahara During this time Nicholson covered the Soweto riots, spent much time in UDI Rhodesia covering the war of independence and was the first foreign journalist to interview Robert Mugabe on his release from prison.In 1978 he and his cameraman Tom Phillips and sound recordist Micky Doyle, were in Angola to interview the UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi Pursued by Cuban mercaneries working for the communist MPLA government, they were trapped and spent for four and a half months in the bush, walking a total of 1,500 miles, trying to escape They were eventually airlifted out in a dramatic escape.In 1981 he returned to England, motoring overland through Africa and Europe with his wife Diana and two small sons, Tom and William, a six month journey of some twelve thousand miles, recorded in the book Across the Limpopo.Nicholson was on holiday in the Lake District when the Falklands War began Flown by a chartered aircraft to Southampton he boarded the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes for the six week journey to the South Atlantic At 45 years old, Nicholson wasexperienced than all his journalistic colleagues But this was the first war, other than Northern Ireland, where I was among my own people It made it a very special war and the Falklands a very special place Nicholson and BBC journalist Brian Hanrahan on his first major foreign story were regularly flown over to the Royal Fleet auxiliary ships to broadcast their phoned reports, as broadcasting from Royal Navy ships was forbidden After the conflict, Nicholson was awarded the South Atlantic Medal

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  • Natashas Story
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  • 13 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Natashas Story

  1. Erik Graff says:

    This is the true, autobiographical account of how an English journalist covering the war in Bosnia stepped out of his passive professional role to save threatened orphans and how one of them, Jelena Nata...

  2. Nancy says:

    I really wanted to like this book It s about a war correspondent rescuing an orphan girl from Bosnia what s not to like And given that it is the only book I ve read on the Bosnian war, I appreciate learning something from it But it is, after all, written by a BBC war correspondent and the writing is just too choppy and disjointed There isn t enough flow to narrative and not enough history given to create a rich background for the conflict he describes Still, if you haven t read anything a I really wanted to like this book It s about a war correspondent rescuing an orphan girl from Bosnia wha...

  3. Fady Khattab says:

    work as a reporter is amazing and pride job and a very tough and dangerous career it is a wordless story and movie it is hard to say that a little girl was saved and change its destiny by running away of war and damage am proud to translate the movie subtitle in to Arabic and on...

  4. Tariq Mahmood says:

    The children must be saved, only they are innocent, the rest of us are the guilty ones.Its a pretty moving tale of a young orphan girl rescued by a British war journalist juxtaposed with the Balkan war between Serbs, Croats and the hapless Muslims Why the Balkans erupted after the end of the communist regime is difficult to understand as it remains unprecedented in contemporary Europe I mean there were other failed communist states which did not fall to chaos, apart from maybe Chechnya I got The children must be saved, only they are innocent, the rest of us are the guilty ones.Its a pretty moving tale of a young orphan girl rescued by a British war journalist juxtaposed with the Balkan war between Serbs, Croats and the hapless Muslims Why the Balkans erupted...

  5. Michele says:

    Interesting to read this 20 years later, not so much for the story of Natasha and her adoption butfor the historical content related to what happened in Serbia and the parallels to the current worldwide geopolitical situation, in particular the plight of so many refugees at Europe s doorstep Interesting, too, to read about the behavior of certain journalists in pursuing this journalist s story on his return to England a quick check shows that at least one of same actually faced legal Interesting to read this 20 years later, not so much for the story of Natasha and her adoption butfor the historical content related to what happened in Serbia and the parallels to the current worldwide geopo...

  6. Suzy says:

    Not sure about this book as it was a strange mix of history and personal story but the two didn t blend well Interesting to learn something of the Balkan conflict but not sure how I feel about a journalist smuggling a child out of her h...

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