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  • MHQ Magazine

    Classic Dispatches | Massacre at Majuba

    Thomas Fortescue Carter had never before worked as a war correspondent when he found himself, at age 22, covering the Anglo-Boer War of 1880–1881. “It was the first time I had been under fire,” he would write, “and I confess that...

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    Classic Dispatches | Siege Mentality

    FREDERICK GRIFFIN WAS BORN IN CASTLEBLAYNEY, IRELAND, in 1889 and came to Canada when he was 23. Within a year he was working for the Toronto Star, where he would rise from library messenger boy and filing clerk to a coveted position as...

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    Classic Dispatches | The Great Exodus

    Cowles detailed her experiences as a war correspondent in her first book, "Looking for Trouble," published in 1941, from which the narrative that follows is excerpted...