Clare Hollingworth: British war correspondent dies aged 105
Clare Hollingworth, the veteran British war correspondent who broke the news that World War Two had started, has died in Hong Kong at the age of 105.
Born in Leicester in 1911, Hollingworth broke the story of Germany’s invasion of Poland in August 1939.
Obituary: Clare Hollingworth
It was she who spotted German forces amassed on the Polish border while travelling from Poland to Germany in 1939.
The Daily Telegraph headline read: “1,000 tanks massed on Polish border. Ten divisions reported ready for swift strike” – but it did not carry her byline, a common practice for newspapers at the time.
She scored another scoop when the Nazis launched their invasion three days later.glinda, glitch, Two way street and 5 othersOctafish, Passionate Progressive, Pastiche, Gryneos, PADemD like this
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