Reporting The War

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

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AR0120050815Peter Marinker and Kerry Shale read despatches from John Steinbeck and Ernie Pyle

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

1/5. Peter Marinker and Kerry Shale read despatches from John Steinbeck and Ernie Pyle.

AR0220050816Kerry Shale reads despatches from Ernie Pyle.

Born on a farm in Indiana, he became America's best-known journalist in Europe.

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

2/5. Kerry Shale reads despatches from Ernie Pyle. Born on a farm in Indiana, he became America's best-known journalist in Europe.

AR0320050817Lorelei King reads the young Martha Gellhorn's vivid account of her encounter with the Russian Army at the River Elbe in 1945.

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

3/5. Lorelei King reads the young Martha Gellhorn's vivid account of her encounter with the Russian Army at the River Elbe in 1945.

AR0420050818Peter Marinker reads novelist Irwin Shaw's report of an encounter at the Comedie Francaise on the day of liberation.

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

4/5. Peter Marinker reads novelist Irwin Shaw's report of an encounter at the Comedie Francaise on the day of liberation.

AR05 LAST20050819Anthony Howell reads extracts from Australian-born Alan Moorehead's despatches - including an account of Field Marshal Montgomery taking the German surrender.

BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War.

5/5. Anthony Howell reads extracts from Australian-born Alan Moorehead's despatches - including an account of Field Marshal Montgomery taking the German surrender.