Republic, May 1965 - During the civil war in the Dominican Republic,
which led to the island becoming an internally self-governing state
in 1965. I was captured by both sides in one day. Rebel guns were
pointed into the car in which I was riding and I was marched away
amid cries of "American spy." My Scottish accent got thicker
and thicker as I explained who I was, flashing my press pass and
British passport to boot. After I was released, the police pushed
me up against a wall and searched me while waving guns over my head.
They wanted to know what I had found out about the rebel forces.