1st ed., 1989. 160 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 26 x 19cm. V.G.+. This is a study of the resourcefulness of the British soldier over the last 300 years in the face of hardship, boredom and battle. It is the authentic story of life in the ranks tracing the soldier's career through recruitment to pension, with detailed accounts of barrack life, the relationship between camp followers and soldiers, and the strains and privations of active service.