THE UNIVERSAL SOLDIER : Fourteen Studies in Campaign Life AD 43 to 1944.

Windrow, Martin & Frederick Wilkinson, plates by Gerry Embleton.

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New York 1971, Doubleday, US 1st edition, hard bound in dust jacket, , Fine/Fine condition, 7x10, glossy page stock, 264 pages, numerous B&W illustrations, with 14 full page color plates of uniforms by Gerry Embleton. ---------------------------Many books have been written about great generals and decisive battles; this is not one of them. In The Universal Soldier a group of expert contributors turn their attention to the nameless men in the ranks of the world's armies, and in a series of meticulous reconstruction's present the life of the common soldier on campaign, from A.D. 43 to 1944. Where did they come from? Why did they enlist? What was their pay, their food, their recreation? What did they wear, and what did they carry? What songs did they sing? How did they gamble away their pay? What did they feel about their officers, about discipline, about their women, about the enemy? What sort of soldiers were they, and what sort of men?There is Caius Largennius, veteran of the Second Legion, stationed for five years on a Dorset hilltop: Roger de Dinan, 12th Century mercenary knight, who admits that at forty a man prefers food and a warm bed to the pleasures of rape: and Will Petybon, the Oxfordshire boy who carried his longbow to Agincourt and back. There is Heinrich Elsener, crossbowman of Lucerne, reeling with captured wine and searching out Burgundian camp-girls: and Dan Abbott, the sly trooper of Parliamentary Horse, now old and blind and begging a annual pension from the Justices of the king whose father he helped send to the scaffold. There is Louis Menade, illiterate fur-trapper, dragging his arthritic joints through the Canadian forest and mourning his dead Shawnee girl. There is George Morrison of the Rifles, dying of three French musket balls in the streets of Cuidad Rodrigo: and Vassili Pavlovitch Zhukov, the serf from the Urals, fighting the British Light Brigade on a diet of stale breadcrumbs and hot water. Across the Atlantic there are Alonzo W. Crawford, the Philadelphia playboy who finds out the hard way that lancers have no future in the U.S. Cavalry: and Isham Harrison of the Virginia Volunteers, a gaunt veteran of the Wilderness and Cold Harbor before his seventeenth birthday. Tom Ovenden of the Buffs watches the dawn from astony ridge on the Indian frontier: and less than a generation later Henri Gautier, potter of Tours, loses a leg in the slime of Verdun. Finally there are Jurgen Stempel, railway apprentice from Hamburg, riding a half-track into Asia at the tip of Hitler's armoured spearhead: and Bert Fisher, a corpse in a red beret, huddled in a, wrecked house in Arnhem. Each chapter is illustrated with monochrome photographs and prints, and a magnificent colour plate by Gerald Embleton, one of England's most brilliant young military artists. Bookseller Inventory #

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