The London Times
In this excerpt, Eber describes an expedition mounted by Italian nationalist Giuseppi Garibaldi during the wars for Italy’s unification. Eber, who was Hungarian-born, was one of the first journalists who could be legitimately characterized as a war correspondent. In this report, he describes the unexpectedly successful attempt by Garibaldi and his tiny army of badly-equipped volunteers to overthrow Ferdinand II (“King Bomba II”), who at this time ruled southern Italy. Interestingly, Eber did more than just report. In addition, he served as one of Garibaldi’s military advisers.