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In 1866 a remarkable book appeared, The Atlantic Telegraph , by William Howard Russell, one of the most eminent newspaper correspondents of his day. He had covered both the Crimean War and the American Civil War for the London Times , and he was the only reporter on board the Great Eastern during the cable-laying. Russell’s book is illustrated with paintings by the artist Robert Dudley, who was also on board. On the following pages are reproduced a selection of the illustrations Dudley prepared for Russell’s narrative.

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