Clare Hollingworth, journalist who broke news of WWII, dies at 105

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

By: Nicholas Cardona

The journalist behind the scoop of the century has died.

British journalist Clare Hollingworth broke the news of the impending Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the start of World War II.

Hollingworth died in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

She was working as a rookie reporter for the Daily Telegraph when she noticed German forces gathering on the Polish border in 1939.

The headline from that story read, "1,000 tanks massed on Polish border. Ten divisions reported ready for swift strike."

Learn more about this icon:

6 PHOTOS
Clare Hollingworth, journalist who broke news of WWII, dies at 105
See Gallery
Clare Hollingworth, journalist who broke news of WWII, dies at 105
A guest displays a printout copy beside British journalist Clare Hollingworth, the first correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II, during a party celebrating her 105th birthday in Hong Kong, China October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten autographs his new book "East and West" for veteran British correspondent Clare Hollingworth during a news conference in Hong Kong October 28. Patten landed in the former British territory, which reverted to Chinese rule in July 1997, to promote his new and controversial book which slams Communist rule in China. LC/JJ/SB
British journalist Clare Hollingworth, the first correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II, sits in front of a birthday cake during a party celebrating her 105th birthday in Hong Kong, China October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
British journalist Clare Hollingworth, the first correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II, takes part in a party celebrating her 105th birthday in Hong Kong, China October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
British journalist Clare Hollingworth, the first correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II, sits in front of a birthday cake during a party celebrating her 105th birthday in Hong Kong, China October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Just three days later, the Nazi's officially launched their blitzkrieg and Hollingworth had the scoop.

Before becoming a reporter, she made headlines in 1932 when she arranged British visas for thousands of people under the control of Hitler's forces.

Clare Hollingworth was 105 years old.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners