There Was a Soldier : First-hand Accounts of the Scottish Soldier at War from 1707 to the Present Day Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 8pp colour photos
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 27/05/2010
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780755318629