By Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Rooney, Andrew A.; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Gay, Timothy M.; Cronkite, Walter; Rooney, Andrew A
Describes the lives and hazards confronted through 5 conflict correspondents who mentioned from the road of fireplace in the course of international conflict II to supply content material for the newspapers and magazines again home.
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Along with other journalists who had followed the dispirited campaign of Lieutenant General Mark Clark’s Fifth Army, Bigart was in freshly liberated Rome. At that moment the Trib reporter was trying to make sense of Clark’s curious decision to abandon pursuit of German field marshal Albert Kesselring’s Army Group C, which was finally on the run after a long and bloody stalemate. ”60 In late May of ’44, Bigart’s bullheadedness nearly cost him his life. Cruising solo in a jeep, determined to score an exclusive, Bigart was trying to keep abreast of the Allies’ breakout through the Alban Hills south of Rome.
77 They calmed down when Cronkite informed them his ass had been over the Channel and back in a B-17. Hal Leyshon, it turned out, had been mistaken: flashes about the Allied assault had already hit the wires. One of them was from Cronkite’s archrival, Gladwin Hill of Associated Press—a turn of events that rankled him no end. Cronkite had never been so disappointed, he confided a few days later to Betsy. “Why, we [Shoo Shoo Baby] didn’t even get shot at,” his letter grumbled. ” HAL BOYLE DIDN’T GET ASHORE at Omaha until June 9, the same day as his buddy Liebling.
33 Leyshon knew his man: Cronkite was as vainly cutthroat as any correspondent in England. THEY PULLED INTO MOLESWORTH IN time for the premission briefing at 0330. Having been awakened ninety minutes earlier, the B-17 crew members were perched on chairs and benches, eager to learn their objectives. G-2 intelligence officers wielding wooden pointers stood on a platform; behind them was a huge map concealed by a drape. 34 After calling the men to attention, the officers paused for dramatic effect—then dropped the curtain.