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Legendary reporter who broke the news of WW II dies at 105

Clare Hollingworth, the reporter who broke the news of the start o World War II dies in Hong Kong, aged 105, BBC reports. 

Hollingworth was 27 years old at the time and was barely in the first week at her first job when she witnessed troops amassing on the German-Polish border. The military buildup and the invasion were both reported for “The Daily Telegraph”, a British paper, without a byline.

She later went on to become a well-known and respected war correspondent, stating: “I must admit that I enjoy being in a war. I’m not brave, I just enjoy it. I don’t know why. God made me like this. I’m not frightened.”

The journalist also said that the most dangerous places hold the best stories.

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