Martha Gellhorn (#105)
Martha Gellhorn became a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. Her career carried her from Spain through World War II, to Vietnam and, much later, to America's wars in Guatemala and Panama. [49 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: They seemed to have it all - glamour, power, wealth and adoration. Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Indira Gandhi, Madame Chiang Kai Shek... they were worshipped, loved and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. These were the pioneers who showed that a woman could be the equal of any man. But behind the public success, there was so often private heartache and personal tragedy. Featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, this series reveals the price these extraordinary women paid for their achievements. Yet in the end, they overcame all adversities to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th Century.
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