Martha Gellhorn covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War through Vietnam, but her reputation as a journalist was sometimes overshadowed by her marriage to one of the great American writers, Ernest Hemingway.
Martha Ellis Gellhorn (8 November 1908 – 15 February 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer and journalist, considered by The London Daily Telegraph, among others, to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century.
Martha Gellhorn was an American war correspondent. When she was denied press credentials to join the D-Day landings, she impersonated a stretcher-bearer and went anyway; later, she was among the first journalists to cover the liberation of Dachau. Gellhorn covered virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. She was the only woman to be honored on a series of US postage stamps about journalists.