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Telegrams to the Times, from William Howard Russell, Summer of 1855

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June 15, 1855
Svestapol
To: John Thadeus Delane ℅ The Times
From: William Howard Russell

STRANGE REPORTS FROM CRIMEAN COUNTRYSIDE STOP POSSIBLE NEW ARMY OR CAVALRY DIVISION STOP ORIGIN UNKNOWN STOP APROX 35 MILES NW SVESTAPOL STOP

July 12, 1855
Svestapol
To: John Thadeus Delane ℅ The Times
From: William Howard Russell

NEWS FROM NW CONTINUES TO BE ODD STOP POSSIBLE ARTILLERY DIVISION STOP PEASANTS REPORT APPROPRIATION OF HORSES STOP LARGE OBJECTS SEEN MOVING IN DISTANCE STOP REQUEST ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO INVESTIGATE STOP

August 11, 1855
Svestapol
To: John Thadeus Delane ℅ The Times
From: William Howard Russell

HAVE CONFIRMED SOMETHING LARGE MOVING TOWARDS SVESTAPOL STOP IDENTITY ORIGIN UNKNOWN STOP NOT ASSOC WITH ANY KNOWN ARMY STOP ACCOMPANIED BY WIDESPREAD LOOTING STOP DISPUTE REJECTION OF FURTHER FUNDING STOP

September 8, 1855
Svestapol
To: John Thadeus Delane ℅ The Times
From: William Howard Russell

SEEN OBJECT WITH OWN EYES STOP IT IS A SHIP STOP A 75 FOOT SHIP STOP HAS BEEN HAULED THROUGH COUNTRYSIDE BY TEAM OF CREW AND DESERTERS STOP HAD NO CHANCE TO INTERVIEW CREW BEFORE IT VANISHED STOP SERIOUS OPPORTUNITY MISSED STOP GET FUCKED STOP