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Neuburg, Gone For A Soldier: A History of Life in the British Ranks from 1642.

Neuburg, Gone For A Soldier: A History of Life in the British Ranks from 1642.

Neuburg, Victor. Gone For A Soldier: A History of Life in the British Ranks from 1642. London, Cassell, 1989. 19.5cm x 26cm. 160 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Gone for a Soldier is a study of the resourcefulness of the British soldier over the last three hundred years in the face of hardship, boredom and battle. Drawing on a wide range of source material, Victor Neuburg provides a fascinating view of service life from the viewpoint of those Wellington termed “the scum of the earth”. Here is the authentic story of life in the ranks, told with vigour, wit and scholarship. [From publisher’s note]

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Neuburg, Gone For A Soldier: A History of Life in the British Ranks from 1642.
Neuburg, Gone For A Soldier: A History of Life in the British Ranks from 1642.