Tag Archives: Walter Cronkite

The Writing 69th flies to Wilhelmshaven

In February 1943, a specially trained group of correspondents accompanied an Eighth Air Force bombing raid over Germany. One would not return.

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D-Day: Correspondents balance ambition, fear ahead of invasion

The classic bit that sums up the tension between the press and its handlers ahead of the Normandy Invasion first appeared in Leonard Lyons’ syndicated column on June 12, 1944: Shortly before the invasion began, Britain’s Ministry of Information was besieged by hundreds of newspapermen seeking credentials to cover the story. For a while the confusion seemed interminable. One disgruntled

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