First reporter to break news of the start of World War Two celebrates 105th birthday
A former Ashby Grammar School pupil who was the first reporter to break the news of the start of World War Two, despite only working on the job for a few days, has reached the grand age of 105-years-old.
Clare Hollingworth was only three days in to her new job as a cub reporter for the Daily Telegraph when, on August 29, 1939, she got her first front page with the headline: '1,000 tanks massed on Polish border', followed by 'ten divisions reported ready for swift stroke'.
This marked the start of the war when Germany invaded Poland.
She was just 27 years old and had reported one of the... read more
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