Google doodle
10 October 2017

Clare Hollingworth by Eleni Kalorkoti

Today’s doodle offers a glimpse into the mind of one of the world’s most inspirational and pioneering journalists, Clare Hollingworth. Just one week after joining The Telegraph, Clare showed the world why she was called “the doyenne of war correspondents.” Venturing alone across the Germany-Poland border, she was the first to scoop the start of World War II after a windy day blew apart hessian screens, revealing a mass of German troops preparing to invade. Her spirit led her reporting across the world, from working with Jewish refugees in Poland, to covering the Greek and Algerian civil wars, to being the first person to interview Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran. In commemoration of the gust of wind that led to her first scoop in 1939, Google is blowing out the candles for what would be Clare’s 106th birthday. Guest artist Doodle created by Eleni Kalorkoti, an illustrator from Edinburgh, now living and working in London. Her clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, The V&A, Random House, Lucky Peach, and Buzzfeed.

Clare Hollingworths by Eleni Kalorkoti.
↑ Clare Hollingworths by Eleni Kalorkoti.