War through the eyes of a Scottish conscript

The Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808-1814 reveals how the Peninsular War was seen through the eyes of an ordinary Scottish conscript.

Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed with Wellington to Portugal returned six years later.

The new rendition of this honest tale, edited by Paul Cowan, includes little-known diary entries and other accounts, written by the author’s contemporaries, which taken together give rise to a starkly honest picture of war.

With Wellington – The Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808-1814, edited by Paul Cowan, published by Frontline Books, £19.99.

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