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Nancy Sorel’s portrait pays homage to these unsung heroes. They came from Boston, New York, Milwaukee, and St. Louis; from Yakima, Washington; Austin, Texas; and Sioux City, Iowa; from San Francisco and all points east. They left comfortable homes and safe surroundings for combat-zone duty. As women war correspondents, they brought to the battlefields of World War II a fresh optic, and reported back home what they witnessed with a new sensibility.

Nancy Sorel’s portrait pays homage to these unsung heroes. They came from Boston, New York, Milwaukee, and St. Louis; from Yakima, Washington; Austin, Texas; and Sioux City, Iowa; from San Francisco and all points east. They left comfortable homes and safe surroundings for combat-zone duty. As women war correspondents, they brought to the battlefields of World War II a fresh optic, and reported back home what they witnessed with a new sensibility.

Clare Hollingworth, reporter who broke news about start of World War II, dies at 105 - The Washington Post

Clare Hollingworth, reporter who broke news about start of World War II, dies at 105

Clare Hollingworth, reporter who broke news about start of World War II, dies at 105 - The Washington Post

Anthony Shadid, a New York Times journalist formerly with The Washington Post, died in Syria of an apparent asthma attack on Feb. 16. He was regarded as one of the most honored foreign correspondents of his generation.

Correspondent Anthony Shadid, 43, dies in Syria

Anthony Shadid, a New York Times journalist formerly with The Washington Post, died in Syria of an apparent asthma attack on Feb. 16. He was regarded as one of the most honored foreign correspondents of his generation.

President Barack Obama high-fives late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association watches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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President Barack Obama high-fives late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association watches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Journalist Jason Rezaian (L) and Yeganeh Salehi attend the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Journalist Jason Rezaian (L) and Yeganeh Salehi attend the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Actors Matthew Perry, left, and Bradley Whitford attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday April 27, 2013 in Washington. (Photo by (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Actors Matthew Perry, left, and Bradley Whitford attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday April 27, 2013 in Washington. (Photo by (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

President Barack Obama, right, kisses first lady Michelle Obama, left, after he spoke at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP)

#1 of 10 Most Popular News Galleries of 2016: The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, red carpet and parties

President Barack Obama, right, kisses first lady Michelle Obama, left, after he spoke at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP)

President Obama laughs as comedian Jimmy Kimmel gives his monologue during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 28.

A Political Litmus Test, In 6 Jokes

President Obama laughs as comedian Jimmy Kimmel gives his monologue during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 28.

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