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D-Day Dames

June 6th, 2014

Episode 656 of 1340 episodes

In spring 1944 American women war correspondents gathered in London in anticipation of the D-Day invasion. Women were not allowed to report from the front line, although that did not stop Martha Gellhorn. Other women, such as Helen Kirkpatrick witnessed Eisenhower's return from the front as she reported from D-Day headquarters. Lyse Doucet recounts the stories of women war correspondents and how it has changed since then.