Judith Mackrell

Virtual Author Series

Judith Mackrell, "The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II"Video premiere: November 30, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

Judith Mackrell, "The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II"

On the front lines of World War II, a contingent of female journalists were bravely waging their own battle. Barred from combat zones, these women were forced to fight for the right to work on equal terms with men. “The Correspondents” follows six remarkable women: Martha Gellhorn, who got the scoop on Ernest Hemingway on D-Day by traveling to Normandy as a stowaway on a Red Cross ship; Lee Miller, who went from being a Vogue cover model to the magazine’s official war correspondent; Sigrid Schultz, who hid her Jewish identity and risked her life by reporting on the Nazi regime; Virginia Cowles, a “society girl columnist” turned combat reporter; Clare Hollingworth, the first English journalist to break the news of World War II; and Helen Kirkpatrick, the first woman to report from an Allied war zone with equal privileges to men.

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