As this intriguing little book shows, there is nothing new about tensions between the media and military in the coverage of wars. Archibald Forbes was a Private soldier who re-invented himself as the Premier war correspondent of the late Victorian Age. Working for the 'Daily News' he covered the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, sundry wars in the Balkans and India - and the Zulu War of 1879. His coverage was extremely critical of the British commander, Lord Chelmsford, whose ineptness, in Forbes' eyes, had helped ...

MR Archibald Forbes and the Zulu War 2015, Naval & Military Press

ISBN-13: 9781845748951

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