The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902

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Edinburgh University Press, 2006 - History - 244 pages
The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902reflects upon the iconic role of the Scottish soldier as an empire builder from the Crimean War to the end of the nineteenth century. It examines how the soldier commented on this imperial experience, largely through letter, diaries and poems published in the provincial press, how his exploits were reviewed in Scotland and how military achievements contributed to both a growing sense of national identity and a deepening degree of imperial commitment.Key features:*Uses wide range of source material, especially Scottish press and regimental museums.*Reveals depth of Scottish support for its regiments as instruments of imperialism.*Illustrated.

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Edward M. Spiers is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Leeds University

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