During the Crimean War, (in what is now part of Ukraine), from 1853 to 1856, William Howard Russell, a reporter for The Times of London, was conducting War correspondent by telegraph from a combat zone. William was the first reporter to deliver eyewitness accounts of events on the battlefield.
- Crimean War – Wikipedia
The Crimean War (French: Guerre de Crimée; Russian: Крымская война, Krymskaya voina; Turkish: Kırım Savaşı, Sardinian: Gherra di Crimea) was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to March 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia.
- Crimean War | Eurasian history [1853-1856] | Britannica.com
Crimean War, (October 1853–February 1856), war fought mainly on the Crimean Peninsula between the Russians and the British, French, and Ottoman Turkish, with support from January 1855 by the army of Sardinia-Piedmont.
- William Howard Russell – Wikipedia
Sir William Howard Russell CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland – 11 February 1907, London, England) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents.
- The Crimean War: The war that made Britain ‘great’ – Telegraph
The Crimean campaign was the first modern mass media war and it forged many values we take for granted today, says Orlando Figes.
- ‘Eye-witnessing’ the war in the Crimea: telegraph vs. Camera …
The Crimean War (1853–1856) is known as one of the first modern wars because it made use of new technologies like the telegraph.
1853 to 1856
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