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From Our Special Correspondent - Victorian War Correspondents and Their Campaigns
Title:
From Our Special Correspondent - Victorian War Correspondents and Their Campaigns
Wilkinson-Latham, Robert
$20.00

Following the troops in the many military engagements of the Victorian era were that intrepid band of newspapermen, the 'special' war correspondents. They were not always popular. Sir Garnet Wolseley called them 'that newly invented curse to armies.' The US General Sherman said they should all be hanged. Infected, moreover, by the jingoism of the age, some of them descended to a Boys Own Paper style of writing much at variance with the rigorous objectivity of Russell in the Crimea. But they were brave, adventurous fellows and often highly eccentric. This authoritative book attempts to gibe the Victorian war correspondent the place and the credit he deserves...

Second hand Hardback
Stock: 
1
ISBN: 
9780340234571
SKU:
111063