SOLDIER OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST: From De La Plata to Waterloo


SOLDIER OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST: From De La Plata to Waterloo

JOSEPH SINCLAIR    Book Number: 87020    Product format: Hardback

"The work of a man of superior education, who had enlisted in a moment of pique and humiliation to avoid facing at home the consequences of his own conceit and folly. The author wrote from the ranks, yet was so different in education and mental equipment from his comrades that he does not take their vices and habits for granted, but proceeds to explain and comment on them." - Sir Charles Oman on this remarkable memoir, first published in Edinburgh in 1819. The account covers Whitelock's disastrous South American adventure in 1806, the Peninsular War, the Walcheren Expedition and the Battle of Waterloo. The author has a sharp eye for the illuminating detail and the oddities of human behaviour, graphically revealing army life as a private soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. The first edition was titled 'The Journal of A Soldier of the 71st or Glasgow Regiment, Highland Light Infantry from 1806-1815' and now for the first time, Joseph Sinclair has been unmasked as the author thanks to new research by Stuart Reid, who also edited the text and writes a new introduction. 158pp from Pen & Sword Books.
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ISBN 9781848325616
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