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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

…. Militiaman and Coldstream Sergeant, 1803-15.

"Son of a Walsall bucklemaker, Jackson joined the Staffordshire Militia aged 17 and spent a decade on home service, much of it passed at Windsor Castle and Weymouth guarding King George III. As a sergeant in the Coldstream Guards, he served in Sir Thomas Graham's 1813-14 campaign in the Netherlands and was wounded and captured during the storming of Bergen-op-Zoom. Jackson provides a harrowing account of this failed assault, the ensuing amputation of his right leg, and his subsequent year-long convalescence. While many military memoirs end with news of peace or discharge, Jackson also chronicles his post-war life as a Chelsea pensioner and war amputee, describing his struggles raising a family amidst economic turmoil and cholera outbreaks.

Jackson provides a fresh and often critical perspective on service in the ranks. Embittered by the loss of his leg, he laments the plight of army veterans, doomed by an ungrateful nation to lives of ‘pinching poverty'. His memoir also does not shrink from graphically describing the horrors of combat. Indeed, Neil Ramsey, author of a recent comprehensive study of military memoirs, wrote that Jackson's story deserved ‘far wider attention as one of the most harrowing accounts of war's miseries to be written in the nineteenth century'…"
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arthur181514 May 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

You've already posted about this book on 5th May!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Yes…?… What a pity!. … (smile)

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Armand

charared Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 9:27 p.m. PST

Yes…?… What a pity!. … (smile)

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Armand

You're SO Right Armand!!!

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charared Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 9:34 p.m. PST

You've already posted about this book on 5th May!

A "crime" has been committed!!!!…

Alert the MEDIA!!!

Alarums/alarms/claxons blaring!

Armand has REPOSTED!!!

Call out the Police! Call out the National Guard!!!

VALUABLE Bandwidth has been tampered with!!!

Oh, CHR*ST…

"What are we to DO?"

Armand HAS REPOSTED!!!!

Bill!

SAVE US!!!

(I FULLY ACCEPT DH FOR THIS!)

GLADLY!!!

Charlie

charared Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 10:03 p.m. PST

By the way Armand, It was your earlier report that induced me to purchase this wonderful book.

Thanks!

Charlie

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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