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Former BBC War Correspondent Dies

February 4, 1999

LONDON (AP) _ Robert Barr, a former radio correspondent for the British Broadcasting Co. who shadowed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower from D-Day through the end of World War II, has died at age 89.

He died Jan. 30, his family said. The cause of death was not announced.

Barr was the last survivor among the four reporters chosen before D-Day to accompany Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, The Daily Telegraph said in an obituary published Thursday.

Barr joined Eisenhower during the planning of the invasion and was with him at Juno Beach, the newspaper said. He remained with Eisenhower until the defeat of the Nazis in France in 1945.

In 1948, Barr produced the first full-length documentary for BBC television, ``Report on Germany.″

He wrote and produced a number of other documentaries and series for the network and also wrote two novels.

He is survived by a daughter. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday on the Isle of Bute off western Scotland.

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