The famous and classic autobiography of one of Britain’s most famous soldiers, Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood VC. Remarkably for the time, Wood began his career as a Midshipman in the Royal Navy, serving in the Naval Brigade in the Crimean War.He was then commissioned into the Army and saw service in the Sudan War in 1884-85. Wood documents fully both his short naval service and his distinguished military career. This edition of the memoirs includes the two volumes in a single book. Volume 1 covers Wood’s family background and spans the period up to 1878.Volume 2 continues from 1878 and ends with his appointment, in 1903, as a Field Marshal.
FROM MIDSHIPMAN TO FIELD MARSHAL
Centenary reissue in one volume of the classic autobiography of one of Britain’s most famous soldiers. Covers Wood’s career from RN MIdshipman in the Crimea to Field Marshal in 1903.