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Sir William Howard Russell 1820-1907

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Born in Tallaght, County Dublin. He is recognised as the first modern war correspondent – Russell of The Times. He reported on wars in the Crimea (“the thin red line”), the Indian Mutiny, the American Civil War, the Franco-German War and the Zulu War. He was also in Egypt during Arabi Pasha’s revolt and the beginning of the British occupation in 1882. He founded and edited the Army and Navy Gazette which he owned to the end of his life.  He was knighted in 1895. His works include The Adventures of Dr Brady, Hesperothen and A Visit to Chile. He is buried in London.

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