“It is necessary that I report on this war,” writer Martha Gellhorn fumed in an angry letter to military authorities. She was not the only one. Gellhorn was one of many female war correspondents. Together with other women like Margaret Bourke White and Therese Bonney the coverder the war for the people at home. Some with pen and paper, others with their camera’s. They were even present at D-Day in Normandy and joined the American Army all the way to Berlin.
BBC-Chief international correspondent Lyce Doucet wrote a good article about these women reporters: www.bbc.com/news/magazine