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soldier"s recollections of the West Indies and America by Thomas Staunton St. Clair

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Published by R. Bentley in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • British Guiana -- Description and travel. [from old catalog],
  • West Indies -- Description and travel. [from old catalog]

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsF2371 .S13
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23382214M
LC Control Number01021600

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Published also under title: A soldier's recollections of the West Indies and AmericaPages: This book examines the experiences of the British Army soldiers, or 'redcoats', who fought in North America and the West Indies between and It explores the Army's distinctive society, using new evidence to provide a voice for ordinary soldiers who have previously been ignored by by: A SOLDIER'S RECOLLECTIONS. CHAPTER I ON THE BRINK OF THE MAELSTROM ON a bright morning in the month of April, , there is a sudden explosion of excitement at the University of Virginia. Shouts and cheers are heard from the various precincts where the students lodge. Evidently something unusual has occurred.   The soldiers decided to hold a general strike for higher wages on their return to the West Indies. Back in the West Indies, between and a number of colonies including St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad, Jamaica and British Guiana were experiencing a wave of often violent strikes.

The WIR soldiers became a valued part of the British forces garrisoning the West Indies, where losses from disease and climate were heavy amongst white troops. The black Caribbean soldiers by contrast proved better adapted to tropical : British Army. But it was some eight months before transportation was found in January to take us back to the West Indies. During that time the Regiment kept its spirits up by a shared love of sport, particularly football. There was great rivalry between troops from the different Caribbean colonies and matches were played to large audiences several times.   He studied surgery at the University of Edinburgh and joined the 40th Regiment of Foot-then a Somerset regiment-in as an assistant surgeon. He served with that regiment in the West Indies, South America and thereafter during the Peninsular War against Napoleon's invading French : Charles Boutflower. A soldier's recollections of the West Indies and America; with a narrative of the expedition to the island of Walcheren. (London, R. Bentley, ), by .