Over the last 400 years, many Scots have gone into battle, sometimes as paid forces for armies overseas. Why did Scots choose to spend their lives as soldiers, sailors or airmen? The lure of foreign travel, salary or a pension may have played a part. Trace developments in warfare as swords were replaced in the 18th century by guns and see how weapons evolved.
Relive the dark days of the World Wars through personal witness. This is the story of the regular Scot, the human aspect of war, told through personal letters and mementoes as much as military equipment.
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