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HELEN KIRKPATRICK #100travelHERS | by sandrakaybee
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Birth: October 18, 1909; Rochester, New York

Death: December 29, 1997; Williamsburg, Virginia

Occupation: WWII war correspondent, State Department bureaucrat, university administrator; awarded the Medal of Freedom


Notable journeys: Obtained graduate degrees in law and international studies in Geneva, Switzerland in the early 1930s. Went to France in 1935 as a correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. Moved to London in 1937 and wrote for several publications. Traveled with the U.S. Army to Algeria and during the Invasion of Normandy. Rode in a tank during the liberation of Paris. Stole a frying pan from Hitler’s Berchtesgarden retreat.


Notable work: This Terrible Peace and Under the British Umbrella: What the English are and how they go to war; large body of articles and correspondence


Quote: “I can’t change my sex. But you can change your policy.”

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