Rambo on the River: 2008

Rambo on the River: 2008

Written by Roger Allen The Freedom Bridge spanning the Salween River loomed up in front of us. Random checkpoints had started some way back and now the line of cars and lorries slowed to a halt. This was the way into Myanmar from the Thailand side, the official way...
Hunting a Killer – Washington/London July 1992

Hunting a Killer – Washington/London July 1992

Written by Allan Hall Tabloid newspapers liked, in the pre-Leveson days, to think themselves above the law. And as well as flouting it on a daily basis, they also liked to play the policeman when it came to particular whodunnit? crimes. So when a beautiful 23-year-old...
Disco Diana: Portugal, Switzerland – February 1987

Disco Diana: Portugal, Switzerland – February 1987

Written by Allan Hall It was a most bizarre form of Mexican standoff, conducted sitting down at a bar in the overpriced Swiss ski resort of Klosters. The clock was ticking around desperately slowly to 3.00am as I struggled to stay awake with rival newshound Clive...
Robert Maxwell’s Funeral: Jerusalem 1991

Robert Maxwell’s Funeral: Jerusalem 1991

Written by Roger Allen The news of Daily Mirror proprietor Robert Maxwell’s death filtered out at about five o’clock on bonfire night, 1991. It seemed like the whole of Fleet Street was heading for the Canary Islands where Captain Bob had fallen off the back of his...
The Lion King – Woking 1974

The Lion King – Woking 1974

Written by Roger Allen My life in the world of newspaper photography started at a picture agency in Guildford Surrey. After a short stint on a building site I took a job in the darkroom of Southern News Service, aka Cassidy and Leigh, a news and picture agency serving...