134. GOING WITH THE BOYS: SIX EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN REPORTING FROM THE FRONT LINE
Sunday 26th June 15:45 (60 Min)
Smith & Williamson Tent
Judith Mackrell will reveal how the lives and careers of six remarkable journalists intertwined: Martha Gellhorn, who out-scooped her husband Ernest Hemingway on D-Day; 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 journalist to report the outbreak of war; and Helen Kirkpatrick, the first woman to report from an Allied war zone with equal privileges to men. This will be a riveting tale of chasing down sources and narrowly dodging gunfire, while mixing with artists and politicians like Picasso, Cocteau, and Churchill, as well as conducting their own tumultuous love affairs.