The First World War was reported from an almost exclusively male perspective, because few female war correspondents were given access to the front lines. Although there were many female reporters, most stayed away from the actual war scenes, reporting instead from field hospitals or focusing on the home front and the war’s impact on civilians. But one brave woman decided to break conformity and went straight to the scene of action disguised as a male soldier. Her incredible story was dismissed for more than 80 years as a folk tale, until her obscure autobiography was discovered in the early 2000s.
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