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There Was a Soldier

There Was a Soldier

For hundreds of years, the Scottish soldier has been recording his experiences. From the War of the Spanish Succession until the deployment of regiments in Iraq, Scottish soldiers have written home with tales of their exploits, or had details of their experiences published in newspapers, regimental histories and books. The result is a wealth of primary information, telling the story of the Scottish soldiers who fought in Europe, America, Africa, India and the Far East. Included in the collection are letters, lyrics of songs and poems composed by the soldiers themselves, highland anecdotes, extracts from official reports, and even typescripts of interviews. This is the gritty, real-life story of the Scottish soldier, told in his own words.
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Genre: Humanities / History / Regional & National History / European History / British & Irish History

On Sale: 27th May 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780755318629


'Sometimes breathtaking and truly touching...Konstam's contribution provides both background and context but he is honest enough to let the soldier's own words shine'
<i>Civvy Street</i>
'A fascinating insight into campaigns past and present...one of the better books in this genre'
<i>Soldier</i> magazine
'Interesting [and] vivid... a very good anthology indeed'
Allan Massie, <i>Scotsman</i>
'Some sad, some tragic, some uplifting and proud [stories], all of them from men who were prepared to defend Scotland to the death'
<i>Daily Record</i>