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Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WW II, dies

FILE - This is a Monday, Oct. 10, 2016  file photo of Clare Hollingworth, center, a British former longtime foreign correspondent, is surrounded by friends and admirers at her birthday party at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club.  British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that started World War II, has died in Hong Kong  Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017, at the age of  105. She spent her life on the front lines of the world's major conflicts, reporting from the Middle East, North Africa and Vietnam, for British newspapers, then lived her final decades in Hong Kong after being stationed in China in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

FILE - This is a Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo of Clare Hollingworth, center, a British former longtime foreign correspondent, is surrounded by friends and admirers at her birthday party at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club. British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that started World War II, has died in Hong Kong Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017, at the age of 105. She spent her life on the front lines of the world's major conflicts, reporting from the Middle East, North Africa and Vietnam, for British newspapers, then lived her final decades in Hong Kong after being stationed in China in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)  (The Associated Press)

British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that started World War II, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday at age 105.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong announced her death.

Hollingworth spent her career reporting on the world's major conflicts for British newspapers.

In 1939, as a rookie reporter in Poland, she borrowed a diplomat's car and drove into German-held territory, where she saw tanks, armored cars and artillery massing. When the Nazis launched their invasion days later, she called British diplomats and her newspaper to alert them, hanging the phone out the window so they could hear it for themselves.

Hollingworth lived her last four decades in Hong Kong after working from Beijing in the 1970s.