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  1. Remembering the American Women Who Reported the Normandy Landings

    Though women were banned from the frontlines of WWII, a gutsy group of female American journalists refused to take no for an answer. The women came from a variety of backgrounds, from a fashion model to the bureau chief for the Chicago Daily News, but all were determined to cover the story of a generation — the D-Day landings. The legendary Martha Gellhorn smuggled herself to Normandy in a ship’s toilet, her scoop made all the sweeter by the fact that her estranged husband — one Ernest Hemingway — failed to make it to shore.

    Source: BBC

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