Martha Gellhorn

“I always thought that if I could make anyone who had not seen such suffering begin to imagine the suffering, they would insist on a world which refused to allow such suffering.” Powerful words by legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn who was born today–November 8,  in 1908. When she died in 1998, she was heralded as “one of the great war correspondents of the century–brave, fierce and wholly committed to the truth of the situation.” I wrote about Gellhorn in “Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II,” and highlighted her in a documentary based on that book.

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