The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II

    These six women reported on World War II with incredible bravery, often scooping their male counterparts (including Ernest Hemingway), focusing on the human side of the battlefield instead of military tactics. And, even though Martha Gellhorn, Lee Miller, Sigrid Schultz, Clare Hollingworth, Helen Kirkpatrick and Virginia Cowles revolutionized war reporting, you probably don’t recognize all of their names. Author Judith Mackrell talks about how she discovered these six women and decided to write “The Correspondents.” Plus, she details their incredible stories of intrepid reporting during WWII and how they managed to get the story even though they were banned from the front lines of the war until 1944.

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