Reporting The War

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

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AR0120050815

Peter Marinker and Kerry Shale read despatches from John Steinbeck and Ernie Pyle

AR0220050816

Kerry Shale reads despatches from Ernie Pyle.

Born on a farm in Indiana, he became America's best-known journalist in Europe.

AR0320050817

Lorelei King reads the young Martha Gellhorn's vivid account of her encounter with the Russian Army at the River Elbe in 1945.

AR0420050818

Peter Marinker reads novelist Irwin Shaw's report of an encounter at the Comedie Francaise on the day of liberation.

AR05 LAST20050819

Anthony Howell reads extracts from Australian-born Alan Moorehead's despatches - including an account of Field Marshal Montgomery taking the German surrender.