“Have made it to the heart of Baba Amro,” she wrote when she arrived.
“Warm legs but all else wet, muddy and cold. You would love it here. Working by candlelight. No Thuraya [satphone] but email and so we can communicate. Mx”
When the shelling of Homs resumed on Wednesday morning, I sent a message to Marie, who’d done a searing interview on the BBC the day before.
“Great stuff Colvin. You’ll put me out of a job… More shelling today… hope you’re keeping safe.
I hate to think what state my longjohns are in by now… come back soon!
KEEP SAFE YOU MAD PERSON
There was no reply.
(BBC News, Jim Muir’s tribute to Marie Colvin)