Clare Hollingworth

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Clare Hollingworth (10 October 1911 – 10 January 2017) was an English journalist and author. She worked for the newspaper The Daily Telegraph. In 1939, she became the first person to report the beginning of World War II while in Poland. She was born in Knighton, Leicester, England.[1] In World War I, her father took over the running of his father's footwear factory, and they moved to a farm near Shepshed.[1]

Hollingworth moved to Hong Kong in the 1980s. She turned 100 in 2011. She died on 10 January 2017 in Central, Hong Kong at the age of 105.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Addley, Esther (16 January 2004). "A foreign affair". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. "Clare Hollingworth: British war correspondent dies aged 105". BBC. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.