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Hundreds at Winchester Cathedral to hear former BBC journalist Kate Adie
10:29am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
HUNDREDS gathered at Winchester Cathedral to hear Kate Adie on broadcasting, life, and Women on the Front Line.
The latter is the title of the former war correspondent's latest book, exploring the advances in society made by women in the First World War.
Anyone who came to hear from “the woman in the flak-jacket”, dodging bullets and reporting from the frontline, won't have left disappointed.
“I have been bombed by four different armies - including my own!” she told the 450-strong crowd.
But she also opened up a little when put on the spot by audience questions.
“I get as afraid as anybody else and I scream loudly and continuously. I have done that many times before. Never be afraid to admit it,” she said.
Miss Adie has occasionally been accused of grandeur, but at the cathedral she was engaging, self-deprecating, warm and humorous.
Apart from the age-old problem of sound difficulties in the cathedral, which saw two gentleman of advanced years stand with ears pressed to the speakers, it was a resounding success.
Organised by the Friends of Winchester Cathedral, the event raised £5,000 for a fundraising appeal to conserve the medieval windows.
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