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MARTHA GELLHORN #100travelHERS | by sandrakaybee
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Birth: November 8, 1908; St. Louis, Missouri

Death: February 15, 1998; London

Occupation: War correspondent, novelist


Notable journeys: Covered the Spanish Civil War in 1937. Reported from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Hong Kong, Burma, Singapore, and England during WWII and was the first reporter at the Dachau concentration camp. Covered the Vietnam War and the U.S. invasion of Panama, among other conflicts. Last international trip was to cover poverty in Brazil in 1995.


Notable work: The Trouble I’ve Seen, The Face of War


Quote: “It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.”

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