Legendary British journalist Clare Hollingworth died at the age of 105 years. It can be said that she was the mother of ‘breaking news’.
She was one of the most celebrated war correspondents of her time, universally admired for her indomitable courage and integrity. She witnessed the outbreak of the Second World War on September 1 1939 when, as a novice Daily Telegraph stringer, she was woken at her hotel in the Polish town of Katowice by the sound of anti-aircraft fire aimed at German bombers. She was the first to give the outbreak of Second World War.
The earth tremble title of the article was, “1000 tanks massed on polish frontier, Ten divisions reported ready for swift stroke.” However, the report did not appear in the name of Clare.
Three days later, Clare send the news about the invasion of Nazi army that as well shook everyone.
Clare won James Cameron award in 1994. For his significant contribution to journalism and social work, she was given a lifetime achievement award by ‘What The Papers Say’ in 1999.
She had moved to Hong Kong in 1970 for job purpose. She breathed her last in there.
Clare didn’t have any personal life. Her first husband left her with this allegation. Clare said, “When I’m after any news, I’m after only the news, not husband or family or anyone else.