80 Years Gone in a Flash: The Memoirs of a Photojournalist
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From presidents to royalty, war torn regions to stunning scenery, the camera of John Jochimsen has captured it all. Perhaps the last person left alive today who was with Queen Elizabeth the day she became queen, John is one of the last remaining old school photojournalists. Eighty Years gone in a Flash traces the remarkable story in his own words, and with his own incredib...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by MX Publishing
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Katrina
* I received an advance copy of this book through Goodreads.

This is the personal memoir of John Jochimsen, from his childhood during WWII, through decades as a professional photographer.

It was an interesting and engaging read. Jochimsen's career was varied and eventful, and he is great at describing his assignments overseas. I particularly enjoyed the sections on his time in Africa covering Princess Elizabeth's tour (which was interrupted by the death of the King), and his time in Malaya.

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Ramaditya

to me 50 years of his careers is a great adventure
well written with some funny parts on it
good book
Frances Maguire
Well written and very funny in parts, John reccounts his career with such clarity and fun. A great read!
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JOHNJOCHIMSEN Photojournalist

The son of a Times newspaper journalist, John Jochimsen was born in 1929 in London where he witnessed the Depression and saw out the war with his mother while his father continued to work on Fleet Street.

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