HistoryPoints News

Jul 2, 2021

Martha Gellhorn's Purple Plaque

A Purple Plaque has been unveiled at the former home near Chepstow of war reporter Martha Gellhorn, with HistoryPoints QR codes for passers by to read about her and see her portrait. Martha, born in Missouri in 1908, was the only female reporter at the Normandy landings ...

in 1944. Later she reported from newly liberated Nazi concetration camps. In the 1980s she visited the South Wales Valleys to report on the miners' strike. You can discover more about her remarkable life, including her connection to the house in Kilgwrrwg, by using your smartphone to scan the QR codes by the gates, or by clicking here