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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Claire Hollingworth

Claire Hollingworth

Broadcast

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

Performer: Vera Lynn

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Joseph Haydn

2.

Joseph Haydn

German National Anthem

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Others who chose this artist

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

3.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Moonlight On The Ganges

Performer: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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Max Jaffa and his Trio

4.

Max Jaffa and his Trio

Romanian Carnival

Performer: Max Jaffa and his Trio

Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

5.

Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

La Marseillaise

Performer: Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

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BBC Tape 'The East is Red'

6.

BBC Tape 'The East is Red'

Dong, Fang Hong - The East is Red

Performer: BBC Tape 'The East is Red'

Franz Schubert

7.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 8 in B minor 'Unfinished'

Composer: Franz Schubert

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Sir Edward Elgar

8.

Sir Edward Elgar

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

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

Others who chose this artist

Book

History of England by G M Trevelyan

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Paper and pens (with thick nibs)

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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