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Jinx remembers George

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George Rodger was one of Britain's leading war photographers famed for taking the first pictures of Belsen concentration at the end of the Second World War. His picture of St. Paul's Cathedral graces the Frontline Club restaurant. His wife, Jinx Rodgers, remembers him and their work together in The Guardian,
In 1951 I found myself on a flight bound for Libreville in the Belgian Congo on a six-month assignment to West Africa, with the man who would eventually become my husband - George. This was no pleasure trip. It was gruelling work in sweaty tropical jungles, trying to show how the French colonies were using - or misusing - millions of US dollars donated under the Marshall Plan. We were not well received by the colonial governors. In fact, we were treated as spies. link


Yves | March 17, 2008 2:50 PM

Something is wrong. She could not have stayed in Libreville and in the Belgian Congo at the same time, because Libreville is the capital city of Gabon, not the Congo. I am surprised that she can't remember the town in which she spent 6 months. Probably Leopoldville and not Libreville.

Anonymous | March 18, 2008 11:06 AM

Maybe she got mixed up with the French Congo as it was back then? But, either way you're absolutely correct. Letter to the editor methinks...