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Claire Hollingworth

Claire Hollingworth

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First broadcast: Sun 10 Jan 1999

War correspondent

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the war correspondent Clare Hollingworth. In a career spanning 60 years, her scoops have included identifying Kim Philby as 'the third man' and being the first to spot the massing of German tanks on the Polish border in 1939. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Vera Lynn

1.

Vera Lynn

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

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Joseph Haydn

2.

Joseph Haydn

German National Anthem

Orchestra: Choir and Orchestra Of Nordwestdeutsch

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

3.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Moonlight On The Ganges

Artist: Smith Bellew

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Max Jaffa and his Trio

4.

Max Jaffa and his Trio

Romanian Carnival

Artist: Max Jaffa and his Trio

Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

5.

Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

La Marseillaise

Soloist: George Thill Conductor: Pierre Dupont Orchestra: Musique De La Garde Republicaine

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BBC Tape 'The East is Red'

6.

BBC Tape 'The East is Red'

Dong, Fang Hong - The East is Red

Franz Schubert

7.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 8 in B minor 'Unfinished'

Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Edward Elgar

8.

Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Orchestra: The Northern Sinfonia and London Symphony Chorus Conductor: Richard Hickox

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Book

History of England by G M Trevelyan

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Luxury item

Paper and pens (with thick nibs)

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