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RUTH COWAN #100travelHERS

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Birth: 1901; Salt Lake City, Utah

Death: February 6, 1993; Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia

Occupation: One of the first female accredited war correspondents

 

Notable journeys: Joined the Associated Press Bureau in London in 1941. Sent to Algiers in 1943 to cover the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, hospitals, and other operations in North Africa.

Notable work: Several articles for the Associated Press

 

Quote:

“What is the first law of war?” General Patton asked.

“You kill him before he kills you,” Ms. Cowan replied.

“She stays,” General Patton said.

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