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 Clare Hollingworth

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Birth
Knighton, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England
Death
10 Jan 2017 (aged 105)
Hong Kong
Burial
Barley, North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, England
Memorial ID
175162532 View Source

Journalist, Author, Humanitarian. A longtime war correspondent with the British news publication the Daily Telegraph, she will be remembered as the initial reporter who broke the news that World War II had begun in 1939. As one of the earliest prominent women in the field of Journalism, she is considered a trailblazer for her accomplishments. Her father operated a shoe factory, she worked as a secretary with a branch of the League of Nations and later studied Croatian at the University of Zagreb. After taking a position with a British charity in Poland, she played a major part in the aid of thousands of refugees who fled the Nazis to Britain, after she provided them with visas enabling them to leave the country. She was hired by the London's Daily Telegraph, prior to Germany's invasion of Poland. On August 29, 1939, she published a story which revealed the large-scale buildup of German forces at the Polish border. Three days later, Germany invaded Poland which marked the start of World War II. Her notification to the British Embassy in Warsaw resulted in the rest of the world being alerted. During the course of the war, she reported from the battlefields of North Africa and later with American troops in Algiers. She often found herself in harm's way in the middle of German blitzkriegs. After World War II, she continued her coverage of volatile situations including conflicts between Israel and Palatine, the Greek and Algerian civil wars and the aggressions in Vietnam. During the course of her career, she penned five books, "The Three Week's War in Poland" (1940), "There's a German Just Behind Me" (1945), "The Arabs and the West" (1950), "Mao and the Men Against Him" (1984) and her autobiography "Front Line" (1990). She was honored with the title Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Journalist, Author, Humanitarian. A longtime war correspondent with the British news publication the Daily Telegraph, she will be remembered as the initial reporter who broke the news that World War II had begun in 1939. As one of the earliest prominent women in the field of Journalism, she is considered a trailblazer for her accomplishments. Her father operated a shoe factory, she worked as a secretary with a branch of the League of Nations and later studied Croatian at the University of Zagreb. After taking a position with a British charity in Poland, she played a major part in the aid of thousands of refugees who fled the Nazis to Britain, after she provided them with visas enabling them to leave the country. She was hired by the London's Daily Telegraph, prior to Germany's invasion of Poland. On August 29, 1939, she published a story which revealed the large-scale buildup of German forces at the Polish border. Three days later, Germany invaded Poland which marked the start of World War II. Her notification to the British Embassy in Warsaw resulted in the rest of the world being alerted. During the course of the war, she reported from the battlefields of North Africa and later with American troops in Algiers. She often found herself in harm's way in the middle of German blitzkriegs. After World War II, she continued her coverage of volatile situations including conflicts between Israel and Palatine, the Greek and Algerian civil wars and the aggressions in Vietnam. During the course of her career, she penned five books, "The Three Week's War in Poland" (1940), "There's a German Just Behind Me" (1945), "The Arabs and the West" (1950), "Mao and the Men Against Him" (1984) and her autobiography "Front Line" (1990). She was honored with the title Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 10 Jan 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 175162532
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175162532/clare-hollingworth: accessed ), memorial page for Clare Hollingworth (10 Oct 1911–10 Jan 2017), Find a Grave Memorial ID 175162532, citing St. Margaret of Antioch Churchyard, Barley, North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.