Henry Noel Brailsford (1873-1958) was the most prolific British left-wing journalist of the first half of the 20th century. He abandoned an academic career to become a journalist, rising to prominence in the 1890s as a foreign correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, specialising in the Balkans, France and Egypt. He led a British relief mission to Macedonia in 1903. Brailsford joined the Independent Labour Party in 1907. In 1913-14 he was a member of the international commission sent by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to investigate the conduct of the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. He co-authored its report. He was a prominent member of the Union of Democratic Control during the First World War. His works include: Macedonia (1906), Adventures in Prose (1911), The War of Steel and Gold: A Study of the Armed Peace (1914), A League of Nations (1917) and After the Peace (1920).