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Peter Scholl-Latour was considered one of the greatest foreign correspondents.

Some tributes to him in German media called him a “world explainer,” and some called him what might be a “worlds explainer.”

ARD tagesschau.de said he turned his kidnapping by the Viet Cong in America’s Vietnam war into an opportunity for amazing reporting.

ZDF heute journal said in addition to being known for the quality of his foreign reporting he became Germany’s most successful nonfiction author, writing at least one book a year, “with iron discipline.” In handwriting.

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