English journalist who was famous for being the first war correspondent to report to the British Foreign Office about the invasion of Poland from an eyewitness account, and about the beginning of World War II in general.
She had been working as a journalist for The Daily Telegraph for less than a week when she was sent to Poland. She traveled across the German-Polish border to find a build-up of Nazi German troops and artillery.
She authored a number of books called Poland's Three Weeks' War, There's a German Right Behind Me, The Arabs and the West, Mao and the Men Against Him, and Front Line (memoirs). She was an honorary goodwill ambassador of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong.
She married Vandeleur Robinson in 1936, divorcing him in 1951. She had a stepdaughter from her second marriage to Geoffrey Hoare. She was a survivor of the King David Hotel bombing in Jerusalem that killed 91 people.
She and Ernie Pyle were both important World War II correspondents.