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By Jeannine Baker

Why do Australians understand the names of Charles Bean, Alan Moorehead and Chester Wilmot, yet no longer Agnes Macready, Anne Matheson and Lorraine Stumm?
This is the hidden tale of Australian and New Zealand ladies battle newshounds who fought for equality with their male colleagues and filed tales from the most conflicts of the 20 th century.
In Australian ladies battle newshounds, Jeannine Baker offers a much-needed account of the pioneering girls who pronounced from the largest conflicts of the 20th century. ladies coated the South African struggle 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 warfare conflicts in Korea and Southeast Asia. those ladies carved a direction for brand new generations of girl international correspondents who've equipped upon their legacy.
Jeannine Baker deftly attracts out the hyperlinks among the reports of those girls and the modern realities confronted through girls reporters of warfare, together with Monica Attard and Ginny Stein, permitting us to determine 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 prefer to be a feminine international correspondent, particularly one that covers conflict. To undergo witness is rarely effortless. yet how a lady does this can be tougher than for her male opposite numbers. This e-book bears witness to the tales and the demanding situations of the numerous ladies who've ventured clear of the security of a newsroom in to the fields of turmoil to file 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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