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Gerta Pohorylle (1 August 1910 – 26 July 1937), known professionally as Gerda Taro, was a Jewish German war photographer active during the Spanish Civil War. She is regarded as the first woman photojournalist to have died while covering the frontline in a war. Taro was the companion and professional partner of photographer Endre Friedmann, and significantly contributed to the early work credited to the alias "Robert Capa." --
During her coverage of the Republican army retreat at the Battle of Brunete, Taro hopped onto the footboard of a car that was carrying wounded soldiers. A Republican tank crashed into its side and Taro suffered critical wounds, dying the following day, 26 July 1937.
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