WetAss Hall of Fame: There’s a new biography of Martha Gellhorn, one of the last century’s most extraordinary war correspondents. Gellhorn, a beautiful blonde, warmed up with the Spanish Civil War and then went on to land on Omaha Beach shortly after D-Day. She was there at Dachau, and covered Nuremberg, always writing with style, punch, and a keen eye for the human story. Gellhorn was perhaps best known for becoming Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, but was so dedicated to pursuing her craft to the far ends of the earth that she prompted an annoyed Hemingway to growl: “Are you a war correspondent or my wife in bed?” She answered the question by divorcing him. Check out the book here.

Hunting with Papa, 1940

Robert Capa, © 2001 by Cornell Capa

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