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Richard C. Hottelet

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by GRW, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "Richard C Hottelet was the last of the original “Murrow’s Boys”, the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by the legendary radio newsman Edward R Murrow.

    He was a foreign correspondent for the United Press in Berlin at the start of the Second World War and even spent several months in a Nazi prison after being accused of espionage before joining CBS in London in 1944.
    “Murrow’s Boys” were recruited by Murrow, director of CBS’s European bureau in London, starting in 1937. “It was not our job to inspire people, to educate, to move them,” said Hottelet. “It was our job to tell them what was going on.” Murrow insisted on good reporters, not professional announcers, and they were acclaimed for their bravery and eloquence.
    Decades before “embedded” journalists, Hottelet moved forward with troops then circled back to file his reports. He flew with the US Air Force and was in a bomber that attacked Utah Beach minutes before the start of the Allied invasion on D-Day."

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