An Eloquent Soldier: The Peninsular War Journals of by Gareth Glover

By Gareth Glover

Lieutenant Charles Crowe's magazine of the twenty seventh Foot (Inniskillings) of the ultimate crusade of Wellington's military is
a infrequent paintings for lots of purposes. it's, probably unusually, the 1st memoir approximately this crusade from this recognized regiment to be published.

Crowe wrote a regular magazine on the time, which essentially promises the authenticity and accuracy of his account. yet what makes it unique is that Crowe used to be super good learn and was once an finished author, in order that whilst he wrote up his magazine in 1842–3, he was once capable of decorate his simple magazine, describing his techniques, activities and phrases in attractive element. He hence grew to become his checklist of his brief military occupation right into a masterpiece of journalism.

Clearly written only for the joy of his kin, Crowe doesn't pull his punches: he censures officials either junior and senior; he talks brazenly of the ravages of conflict, and the pillaging, raping and looting; the horrors of conflict, describing the deaths and bad wounds of many in lurid aspect, the cowardice and stupidity; and he additionally describes the mundane intimately – not anything is handed over.

Crowe is a useful resource to army historians
on many degrees, and his magazine will stand proudly – deservedly – within the pantheon of serious army memoirs.

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