“Get that broad the hell out of here!”

That comment was leveled by a United States Marine Corps general at Dickey Chapelle, a woman photographer who had made her way to his front during the bloody battle of Okinawa, toward the end of World War II.

This report by Mark Jenkins for National Geographic News outlines a fascinating history of women reporters on the frontlines.

“Get that broad the hell out of here!”

That comment was leveled by a United States Marine Corps general at Dickey Chapelle, a woman photographer who had made her way to his front during the bloody battle of Okinawa, toward the end of World War II.

This report by Mark Jenkins for National Geographic News outlines a fascinating history of women reporters on the frontlines.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.