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Military journalism was born during the Crimean War

The first military journalists and photo reporters appeared during the Crimean War. Reporters representing various London newspapers were sent to the peninsula to follow the British army. History remembers such names as William Howard, correspondent of The Times and other less well-known correspondents. Their works disturbed the European community, which previously had no idea of what was going on at the front line. This resulted in establishment of the International Red Cross, and in 1864 the drawing up of the Geneva Convention protecting the sick and wounded during armed conflicts.