Look Back: P-D reporter Virginia Irwin, 1945
Date: 5/6/2011 Album ID: 1242219
Photos by Post-Dispatch staff photographers
The first of Post-Dispatch reporter Virginia Irwin's stories on the fall of Berlin splashed the front page on May 8, 1945, the day after Germany’s surrender to the allies in World War II. One of the few women reporters overseas, Irwin and Boston newspaperman Andrew Tully were the first American reporters in the German capital.