1st ed., 1956. Ix + 325 pp., frontis., + 1 other plate + 3 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Inside flaps of d.j., trimmed but not affecting text o/w V.G. In 1811, at the age of just 17 George Bell joined the 34th Foot and set off to the Peninsular War where he served with the Regiment up until 1814. He fought at Salamanca and Vittoria, in the Pyrenees, at Nivelle, St. Pierre and Toulouse and here he gives an invigorating account of these experiences. He goes on to describe his subsequent postings and finally gives a vivid account of the Crimean War. This is an important personal account that provides one of our finest records of Wellington’s relationship with his rough men.