Journalist famed for World War II scoop turns 100
‘If there is a war, and if the world wants, I would
still like to cover it’:
HONG KONG: Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who
broke the story that the Second World War had started, turned 100 in
Hong Kong on Monday as a memoir of her is near completion.
The centenarian was joined by about 150 journalists and friends at a
party at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC), where she has
been a regular in the past three decades since moving to the city in
“Yes, I am happy but I don’t want any sensation,” the frail
bespectacled woman said when asked how she felt about turning 100.
“I hope I behave,” she joked, as congratulatory messages from all
over the world poured in, including from veteran BBC correspondent John
Simpson, who described her as “magnificent”.