On April 29, they tell me that they’re going to see another group of fighters. It was a trap. I got into a 4x4 with the katiba officer, my fixer and two soldiers. We came to a checkpoint where masked men took me out of the car, forced me to kneel and pretended to execute me.
On November 7, 1956, in Budapest, on a barricade erected to oppose invading Soviet troops, Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini was killed. He was 29 years old and a photographer for Paris Match. That was my earliest memory of a photographer who fell on the battlefield in the name of journalism. I was eight years old.