"“The outlook on life that typified many of the long-living individuals was one of, ‘I will not give up. I think that what I’m doing is important.’”"
During the Second World War, an American woman named Shelley Smith Mydans reported on the conflict for Life magazine. Along with her husband, the photographer Carl Mydans, Shelley documented WWII in both Europe and the Pacific. Midway through the war, the Mydans were captured in the Philippines.