Will Pearson
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Books 1991–2007: Tornado Down [Gulf War I, Penguin/MJP 1992]; Summer of Love [Beatles, with George Martin, Macmillan 1993]; Tried by Fire (UK)/My Enemy, My Friend (US) [Palestine conflict, Little, Brown, 1995]; The Shooting Gallery [Great Game/SAS, Gollancz, 1997]; Acts of Faith [Adam Faith biog., Macmillan 1998]; Death Warrant [Orion 2006]; Gangs [with Ross Kemp, Penguin 2007].

Numerous articles/reviews for national newspapers and magazines, including FT; Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph; National Trust Magazine; Africa Today; The People; Sunday Mirror.

2004 Discovery Channel
Researcher/Writer, ‘21st Century War Machines’ 6-part series (as ‘Will Aaltonen’)

1992 Channel 4
Co-producer/Writer, ‘Tornado Down’ – award-winning ‘Cutting Edge’ Documentary on 1st Gulf War RAF pilots tortured in Iraq.

1991 Channel 4 London Producer/Writer/Reporter, ‘The Other Lung’
Documentary for C4’s The World This Week on African rainforest destruction.

1984–1991 Reuters Television Ltd. London
Writer/Intake Editor
Writing/editing news stories; initiating foreign news coverage/organising intake. Foreign reporting includes war reporting in Liberia.

1967-1973 Royal Navy [Operations Branch] MOD

Education: 1976–1980 Oxford University
B.A. Modern Languages [French, German]
1984: M.A. Modern Languages [Oxon]

1974-1976 Ruskin College, Oxford
Diploma in C19th Political Thought with English Literature.

Interests: News & Current Affairs; art; music; film & TV; reading; languages; running, shooting (pistol & SMG Royal Navy & Royal Marines team; Captain, Oxford University shooting club).
Ross Kemp on Gangs: El Salvador - Cape Town - St. Louis – Moscow

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