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Note the comments about Don McCullin having already returned from Syria. I cannot fathom how I missed The Times's report on 13 December. Sorry to everyone, including Don.

The award-winning war photographer Don McCullin may be 77 but he refuses to retire. So he is now heading for Aleppo in Syria. Why, to use his phrase, is he about to "sleep in a derelict house and slosh around the Turkish border with poor old refugees?" He explained to The Observer:

"I just want to keep in touch with myself. I don't want to become complacently comfortable."

In an interview in today's Metro, he also says:

"Not many pensioners would take on such a challenge. I want to see what's going on there."

What may prove to be his last assignment comes at a time when a documentary film, called McCullin, is being shown in cinemas. It was made by his former assistant, »

- Roy Greenslade

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