The Press: Lucked Out

Over the German short-wave radio one night last week cooed the snide voice of a Nazi announcer, straining to be funny. "A woman correspondent, Mary Allen," he said, "has fallen into Italo-German hands. . . . She was the only representative of the Anglo-American press to attend such an unladylike affair [the British commando raid on Tobruk]. . . . Some of the correspondents who took part in the Dieppe landing returned . . . well tutored. . . . This time they sent a woman to Tobruk. As you can see, it's hardly courteous, but very American."

This naive willingness to...

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