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Noel Barber (1909-1988) was an author and foreign correspondent, who first reported for the Yorkshire Post and the Manchester Daily Express. He left journalism during World War II to serve in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Following the war he worked eight years for the Continental Daily Mail before joining the Daily Mail in 1953. He was wounded twice while covering combat stories. In 1954 he was wounded in Morocco while covering the North African War, and in 1956 he was again injured while reporting the Hungarian upriding. He went on to a prolific career writing both fiction and nonfiction works. (Olson, James S. and Roth, Mitchel P.: Historical Dictionary of War Journalism, London (Greenwood Press, 1997)).


Barber, Noel. “Black Death Army Strikes Again.” Daily Mail, 6 Oct. 1955

Barber, Noel. “I Am at the Pole.” Daily Mail, 16 Dec. 1957

Barber, Noel. “Japan Warns Russia on Islands Row.” Daily Mail, 11 July 1955

Barber, Noel. “This is Showdown in North Africa.” Daily Mail, 11 Oct. 1955



Ralph William Burdick Izzard (1910-1992) spent the majority of his journalistic career with the Daily Mail, becoming a star reporter for over thirty years. He began as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, where he served as bureau chief during the Cold War. During his career, he reported from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As well journalism, Izzard served with distinction as a Naval Intelligence officer in World War II, and was a noted adventurer who followed John Hunt’s (1910-1988) 1953 Everest expedition.


Price, G. Ward, and Ralph Izzard. “Battle for Seoul Ending.” Daily Mail, 26 Sept. 1950

Izzard, Ralph W. B., Daily Mail Correspondent. “Hitler’s Law Experts Prepare Axis Terms.” Daily Mail, 17 Aug. 1939

Izzard, Ralph, et al. “Last Salute to Gandhi.” Daily Mail, 31 Jan. 1948

Izzard, Ralph. “Yeti Track like a human foot Discovered.” Daily Mail, 26 Jan. 1954



Dame Ann Elizabeth Mary Leslie (1941-) joined the Daily Mail in 1967, and was named one of the most influential journalists at the launch of the Newspaper Hall of Fame. She has reported on significant events around the world, including interviews with figures in often secretive countries including Iran and North Korea. As well as reportage of politics and conflicts, she has also interviewed cultural figures and regularly contributes to current affairs programming on the BBC.


Leslie, Ann, and Harry Longmuir. “An Arabian Nightmare.” Daily Mail, 8 Sept. 1980

Leslie, Ann. “Brainwashed at Japan’s Hell Camp.” Daily Mail, 6 Apr. 1987

Leslie, Ann. “In a house called Rommel, the Desert Fox’s son lives with his memories and this pride.“ Daily Mail, 12 June 1973

Leslie, Ann. “The crusade of Mother India.” Daily Mail, 1 Nov. 1984



Vincent Mulchrone (c.1919-1977) wrote for the Daily Mail from 1947 until his death, a career that covered thirty years at the newspaper. During this time he worked as chief of the Paris bureau, and became a highly respected Fleet Street writer who is still cited as a master of the craft. A versatile journalist, he reported on politics and conflicts, royalty, and social issues.


Hallworth, Rodney, and Vincent Mulchrone. “As the Trial of the Century Nears the Moment of Decision.“ Daily Mail, 8 Apr. 1957

Mulchrone, Vincent. “If only They’d Brought the Cossacks.” Daily Mail, 20 Apr. 1956

Mulchrone, Vincent. “Kill Me, Said the Soldier to Timid Batman.” Daily Mail, 9 May 1956 

Mulchrone, Vincent. “The Queen Walks among the Lepers.” Daily Mail, 10 Feb. 1956



George Ward Price (1886-1961) was a British journalist who spent the majority of his career with the Daily Mail, which he joined in 1909. He served as a special correspondent in many areas of the world, including the Middle East during World War I. He became a favourite of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) due to the Daily Mail’s favourable presentation of his politics, acting as a middleman between Hitler and Lord Rothermere.


Price, G. Ward. “Battle of Tchatalja.” Daily Mail, 19 Nov. 1912

Price, G. Ward. “Göring’s Olive Branch to Britain.” Daily Mail, 18 Oct. 1934

Price, G. Ward. “How Peace Might Come to Morocco.” Daily Mail, 1 May 1924

Price, G. Ward, and Mail. “This New Turkey.” Daily Mail, 7 Mar. 1923



George Warrington Steevens (1869-1900) was a famous war correspondent in the late 19th and early 20th century. Appointed by the Daily Mail to report on the second Boer War in 1889, he was caught in the siege of Ladysmith and died of typhoid a few weeks before the siege was ended.


Steevens, G. W. “From Capetown to Pretoria.” Daily Mail, 18 Nov. 1899

Steevens, G. W. “In the Man-Eating Soudan.” Daily Mail, 13 Apr. 1898

Steevens, G. W. “On the River of Egypt.” Daily Mail, 3 Mar. 1898

Steevens, G. W. “With Kitchener to Khartum.” Daily Mail, 19 Aug. 1898



(Richard Horatio) Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) became the Daily Mail’s war correspondent during the Boer War, after being posted to South Africa in 1986. After returning to London in 1903 in substantial debt, Wallace continued to work for the Daily Mail whilst writing detective novels to earn extra money. Wallace became the first reporter to be fired from the Daily Mail, after inaccuracies in his reporting were uncovered.


Wallace, Edgar. “Canada’s Anger.” Daily Mail, 6 Nov. 1903

Wallace, Edgar. “How a Traitor Died.” Daily Mail, 17 Dec. 1901

Wallace, Edgar. “The New Spain.” Daily Mail, 26 May 1906

Wallace, Edgar. “The Slums of Johannesburg.” Daily Mail, 7 Sept. 1903



Lady Sarah Wilson (1965-1929) became one of the earliest female war correspondents when the Daily Mail appointed her to report on the Siege of Mefeking during the second Boer War. Her beginning as a war correspondents was down to luck, as she was living in Mafeking when the Daily Mail’s main correspondent was arrested and could not continue his despatches. After being captured herself, she returned to Mafeking, but focused less on the brutality and violence, preferring to focus on daily life. 


Wilson, Sarah. “Australia Revisited.” Daily Mail, 24 May 1907

Wilson, Sarah. “Hungry but Defiant.” Daily Mail, 11 Apr. 1900

Wilson, Sarah. “Mafeking’s Victory.” Daily Mail, 23 May 1900

Wilson, Sarah. “Our Life in Mafeking.” Daily Mail, 20 Mar. 1900



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