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Out-scooping the men: six women reporters of the second world war

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line Judith Mackrell

Picador, pp.456, 20

Two war correspondents were hitching a lift towards Paris in August 1944 when a sudden wave of German bombers forced them to dive for cover. What the hell were they doing trying to cadge a ride when ‘war correspondents have their own jeeps and drivers?’ an American officer barked at them as his car screeched to a halt beside the shallow crater they had commandeered.

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