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Archibald Forbes

(1838-1900), War correspondent

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Archibald Forbes served in the Royal Dragoons from 1859 until being invalided out of the army in 1864, after which he became a journalist. In 1870 Forbes was sent as a war correspondent to report on the Franco-Prussian war. This was his big break; the war established his reputation as a leading war correspondent and launched his career as the Daily News leading special correspondent, which continued until he retired.

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Archibald Forbes ('Men of the Day. No. 169.

Archibald Forbes ('Men of the Day. No. 169. "Thorough."')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1878
NPG D43830

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