Dr. Lilya Wagner reveals how she was inspired to begin her groundbreaking research into the women war correspondents of World War II, whose accomplishments had been largely ignored by historians. While studying journalism, Dr. Wagner was inspired to find out more about these remarkable, overlooked women. She was fortunate to talk to many of the surviving correspondents in person. During her research, she also befriended Barney Oldfield, an aide to General Eisenhower who helped develop protocol for the army's dealing with the press during the war, including the establishment of press camps. Finally, Dr. Wagner discusses her childhood as an Estonian refugee to the United States, and how her love for her new country inspired her to appreciate the patriotism and bravery of the women correspondents.

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