Presents an engaging chronicle of Scottish military endeavour, penned by the men who actually took part in the fighting
Angus Konstam is a well-known historian, with over fifty books in print. His major field is in maritime and military history, although his extensive repertoire includes titles covering many other aspects of history. He lives in Edinburgh, where he concentrates on his historical writing.
'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' * Civvy Street *
'A fascinating insight into campaigns past and present...one of the better books in this genre' * Soldier magazine *
'Interesting [and] vivid... a very good anthology indeed' * Allan Massie, Scotsman *
'Some sad, some tragic, some uplifting and proud [stories], all of them from men who were prepared to defend Scotland to the death' * Daily Record *