JOURNAL OF ENSIGN JOHN DRUMMOND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS, PENINSULAR WAR 1812 – 1814.
90pp., 8 colour plates, P.B. 2015.
John Drummond served in the Peninsula with the Coldstream Guards from December 1812 and was present at the battles of Vitoria, the crossing of the Bidassoa, Nivelle and Nive, & Bayonne. Every journal has its own merit and its own particular take on the momentous events they witnessed. Ensign Drummond’s journal is just the latest to appear, but its freshness, unaltered state and particularly unique accounts of weather observations make it stand out from the others.