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War Correspondents
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War Correspondents

During the World War selected domestic and foreign reporters and cameramen, as well as politicians, writers, and other public commentators were granted official permission, or even invited, to travel throughout the various war theaters in order to report on their impressions. These reports were published in newspaper articles and in weekly newsreels, and in speeches and books.

All journeys to the front had to be approved by the military authorities. In the case of Germany, it was necessary to obtain a pass issued by Department IIIb (P…

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Brandt, Susanne, “War Correspondents”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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