William Howard Russell, War Correspondent born in Dublin 1820

#OnThisDay 1820 William Howard Russell was born in Tallaght, Dublin. Russell was a journalist for @thetimes & one of the first modern war correspondents. He covered the Crimean, American-Civil, Franco-Prussian wars & more. He coined the phrase “Thin Red Line”.

#Ireland #History

 

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