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William H. Russell, War Correspondent

Updated Mar 15, 2022
Kathy Pinna
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on Sep 15, 2011 1:00 PM
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William Howard Russell, reputed to be the first war correspondent, photo taken while writing for the London Times during the Crimean War.

Florence Nightingale said that she became involved in battlefield nursing because of his reports to the paper.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Roger Fenton
Date & Place: at Crimean War in Crimean Peninsula Ukraine

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AncientFaces commented on Mar 15
Reputed to be the first war correspondent, meet William Howard Russell in January 1844 taken while he was writing for the London Times during the Crimean War. It is because of his reporting on Crimea (part of Ukraine) that Florence Nightingale said she became involved in battlefield nursing. We are thankful for Mr. Russel and all wartime journalists who risk their lives. Discover Russel's story
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