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Cornelius Ryan 1920-1974

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Born in Dublin. He worked as a war correspondent with the Daily Telegraph during the Second World War, covering the D-Day landing and the subsequent events. After the war he went to America and worked for various publications. From 1950 ryan corn2.jpg (71778 bytes)onwards he devoted his life to research and writing. His three books sold many millions of copies and The Longest Day was made into a very successful film. His other two books were The Last Battle and A Bridge Too Far. He is buried in Ridgebury Cemetery, Ridgefield, Connecticut beneath a stone that simply states Cornelius Ryan Reporter. Photos by Jack Sanders

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