M.J. Trow’s vivid biography of this typical Victorian soldier gives a fascinating insight into the officer class that fought the Crimean War. In recording Morris’s experiences during a notorious campaign, the author reveals much about the hidebound character of the British army of that era. The portraits of Morris’s fellow officers and commanders – men like Nolan, Raglan and Lucan – are telling, as is the contrast between Morris and his incompetent superior Cardigan. The author meticulously recreates Morris’s life and, through him, the lives of a generation of professional British soldiers.
M. J. Trow
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Hardback, 224 pages