Women of Wwii

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Women Journalists of WWII
Elizabeth Guerra
Chamberlain College of Nursing 
Theresa Bonney was born on July 15, 1894 in New York. She had an impressive educational career which includes Berkley, Harvard, and Columbia. Making her the first American to receive a scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. She lived most her live in France, making her the unofficial diplomat from the United States. She had also set up the Red Cross' correspondence exchange between the children of Europe and the children of the United States. She first started her photography career by taking photos of jewelry and furniture, which she sold to subscribers making her well known. But then, the war started and Theresa was horrified by the suffering of the women and children of WWII. She wanted the world to see that not only the soldiers fought the war but women and children did, also. She published her photos in photo –essay books, War Comes to the People and Europe’s Children.

Marvin Breckinridge Patterson was born on October 2, 1905, as Mary Marvin Breckinridge. She started using Marvin to stop people from confusing her with her cousin Mary Breckinridge who was the founder of Frontier Nursing. She started her journalist career by making a film “The Forgotten Frontier” depicting the nursing service of her cousin. She is known for taking the first pictures of a London air –raid shelter. She was the first female broadcaster, hired by CBS in Europe. She resigned from CBS when she married Jefferson Patterson. She tried to continue her photography career by taking photos of prisoners of war but, the United Stated and the German government ,banned her from sharing and taking photos.

Esther Bubley was born in 1921 in Wisconsin. She knew at an early age, that she wanted to be a photographer. She also, started her career at an early age also. She was taking pictures of her classmates on the playground and selling the photos to their parents. After graduating from...
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