During the First World War, women war reporters from different nations covered the war on the major fronts, taking personal risks and breaking with social conventions of their times. This blog post presents 30 women from Europe, North America and Australia.
During the First World War, a considerable number of women from belligerent and neutral countries reported from all major theatres of war. Their reports could be read in major newspapers and magazines around the world. Different types of reporters were involved in the war’s coverage. Some were officially accredited by the armed forces or obtained other official permits to visit the front. Others were unable to get near the front but still witnessed the fighting or reported on the impact of the war on soldiers and civilians. Moreover, nurses in field hospitals wrote about their experiences …
Welcome! I’m Dr. Stephanie Seul and I write about the international history of media and communication in the era of the two World Wars. I have published on topics such as British propaganda during the 1930s and the Second World War, the representation of Weimar antisemitism and the Holocaust in the contemporary international press and radio, the International… Continue reading Home
This project sheds fresh light on the history of women in journalism by focusing on the largely forgotten role of female war reporters during the First World War. These women came from a variety of belligerent and neutral countries and reported from war theatres in different parts of the world. They published their accounts and… Continue reading Women War Reporters of the First World War