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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)).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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