Florence Nightingale credited her entry into wartime nursing to his dramatic reports for The Times during the Crimean War.
The inscription under the bust reads as follows: "Sir William Howard Russell LL.D. / The first and greatest of War Correspondents. / Crimea 1854. India 1857. / United States of America 1861. / France 1870. South Africa 1879. / Born March 28.1820. Died February 10.1907.".
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