By Jeannine Baker
This is the hidden tale of Australian and New Zealand girls battle newshounds who fought for equality with their male colleagues and filed tales from the most conflicts of the 20th century.
In Australian girls struggle newshounds, Jeannine Baker presents a much-needed account of the pioneering ladies who suggested from the most important conflicts of the 20th century. girls lined the South African battle on the flip of the century, and Louise Mack witnessed the autumn of Antwerp in 1914. Others such Anne Matheson, Lorraine Stumm and Kate Webb wrote approximately momentous occasions together with the increase of Nazism, the liberation of the focus camps, the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the chilly conflict conflicts in Korea and Southeast Asia. those ladies carved a direction for brand spanking new generations of girl international correspondents who've outfitted upon their legacy.
Jeannine Baker deftly attracts out the hyperlinks among the studies of those girls and the modern realities confronted via girls reporters of conflict, together with Monica Attard and Ginny Stein, permitting us to work out either in a brand new light.
‘Jeannine Baker peels away the layers of self-protection, worry or even pleasure to bare what it truly is wish to be a feminine overseas correspondent, in particular person who covers conflict. To endure witness is rarely effortless. yet how a girl does this can be tougher than for her male opposite numbers. This ebook bears witness to the tales and the demanding situations of the various girls who've ventured clear of the security of a newsroom in to the fields of turmoil to record domestic. it's a interesting and confronting learn written via a compassionate writer, who's as curious as any international correspondent may be able to be.’ — Monica Attard OAM, Walkley Award profitable journalist and previous ABC Russia correspondent
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