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Σάββατο, 7 Ιουνίου 2014

The Normandy landings on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day)

As we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day today, many are remembering the courage and sacrifice of the Allied troops who invaded France during WWII. But did you know that along with 160,000 men, one woman also made the landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944?
Prior to D-Day, the British government accredited hundreds of journalists and photographers to cover the landings but all women who applied were turned down. One woman, Martha Gellhorn, a seasoned American war correspondent for Collier's magazine, refused to take no for an answer. She stowed away in the bathroom of a hospital ship and later landed on the beach disguised as a stretcher bearer. As a result, Gellhorn was the first woman on the front lines and the only female journalist who covered D-Day firsthand.
Gellhorn later traveled across Europe with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was among the first to enter the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. She also witnessed the fall of Prague, Czechoslovakia and covered the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Gellhorn reported on nearly every major world conflict during her 60-year journalism career. She passed away at the age of 89 in 1998.
To read an account by Gellhorn of D-Day first published in Collier's Weekly in August 1944, visit http://bit.ly/1j6uhnP

For books for children and teen that explore talk about women’s contributions during wartime, check out our blog “The Price of Peace: A Mighty Girl Recognizes Veteran’s and Remembrance Day” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=5032
 
For books about girls and women living through the WWII period, including numerous stories related to the Holocaust, visit our "WWII / Holocaust" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/history-world?cat=186

For hundreds of true stories of trailblazing girls and women who refused to conform to the conventions of their times, visit A Mighty Girl's "Role Model" biography section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography

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