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The Times War

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The Times War is a photographic history of war and soldiers, published on the 150th anniversary of the Crimean War, the first photographed conflict. With stunning archival photography and illuminating historical text, this is an essential new Times title.

On 5 October 1853, as the Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia , thereby setting off the Crimean War, a new age in warfare began. This was the first war reported on by a civilian war correspondent, William Howard Russell of The Times, whose dispatches from the front shocked a nation. It was also the first major conflict to be photographed, beginning the great tradition of war photojournalism which has chronicled all the world’s battles and wars ever since. The Crimean War also saw the start of modern nursing, with the field hospital established by Florence Nightingale.

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Crimean War, of William Russell’s dispatches and of the first war photography, The Times Picture Collection: War presents a visual history of war. From the Crimea, through the Franco-Prussian War, the Boer War, the First and Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, Gulf War and the campaign in Afghanistan, all the world’s major conflicts are presented, using unique pictures from the archives of The Times.

This collection is poignant, authoritative and shocking, chronicling a century and a half when the world has rarely been at peace and when the lenses of photographers have never ceased to capture the ferocity of war. Accompanied by an authoritative text explaining the conflicts illustrated, and including original war dispatches from correspondents of The Times, this book is a ground-breaking account of modern warfare.

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The Times War is a photograhic history of war and of the photographers and journalists who have recorded it, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Crimean War, the first war to be photographed and the first reported on by a civilian war correspondent -- William Howard Russell of The Times.

On 5 October 1853, as the Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia, thereby tirggering the Crimean War, a new age in warfare began. William Howard Russell of The Times sent dispatches from the front, which shocked a nation unused to such first-hand accounts. This was also the first major conflict to be photographed, beginning the great tradition of war photo-journalism which has chronicled all the world’s battles and wars ever since.

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Crimean War, of Russell’s dispatches and of the first war photography, The Times War presents a visual history of war. From the Crimea, through the Franco-Prussian War, the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf War and the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, all the world’s major conflicts are portrayed with shocking immediacy through the lenses of the world’s greatest photo-journalists.

About the Author:

Dr Duncan Anderson is Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His research interests include 19th and 20th century military history, Logistics, Asymmetrical warfare, Special Forces and the Second World War in the Pacific and North Africa. His previous books include The Battle of Manila 1945 and The Fall of the Reich.

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