Noel Barber (1909-1988) was an author and foreign correspondent, who first reported for the Yorkshire Post and the Manchester Daily Express. He left journalism during World War II to serve in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Following the war he worked eight years for the Continental Daily Mail before joining the Daily Mail in 1953. He was wounded twice while covering combat stories. In 1954 he was wounded in Morocco while covering the North African War, and in 1956 he was again injured while reporting the Hungarian upriding. He went on to a prolific career writing both fiction and nonfiction works. (Olson, James S. and Roth, Mitchel P.: Historical Dictionary of War Journalism, London (Greenwood Press, 1997)).