In the footsteps of William Howard Russell

Richard Beeston at The Times heads to Crimea in the footsteps of William Howard Russell, a war reporter of the 150 year old school,

It is almost impossible for today’s reporter to witness and record more than a snap-shot of the whole picture… Not so for Billy Russell, as he was known by the troops, when he hurried to gain the best vantage point on the morning of October 25, after reports of a Russian surprise attack against the British flank. Armed with a telescope, a watch and a notebook, he was about to make history with his colourful account of the Battle of Balaklava. link