He ate censors for breakfast
Canadian reporter Bill Boss died last week at 90 years old. He was buried on Saturday,
First as a soldier, then as a civilian reporter, Boss followed the Canadian army through Italy – at one point actually preceding the troops into Florence after it was liberated by Italian partisans.
He went on to report from battlefields in Europe, then Germany during the post-war occupation. Roving the world’s hotspots in goatee, khakis, silk scarf and black beret, he became the epitome of the foreign correspondent – tough, adventurous, independent. Boss, Pierre Berton once wrote, “ate censors for breakfast.” link