Following The Drum: The Lives Of Army Wives And Daughters, Past And Present

Following The Drum: The Lives Of Army Wives And Daughters, Past And Present

Annabel Venning / Jan 18, 2020

Following The Drum The Lives Of Army Wives And Daughters Past And Present FOLLOWING THE DRUM tells the stories of the women who followed their men around the world sometimes onto the battlefield itself and went on to become brave headstrong and positively warlike Army wi

  • Title: Following The Drum: The Lives Of Army Wives And Daughters, Past And Present
  • Author: Annabel Venning
  • ISBN: 9780755312580
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Unbound
  • FOLLOWING THE DRUM tells the stories of the women who followed their men around the world, sometimes onto the battlefield itself, and went on to become brave, headstrong and positively warlike Army wives have followed the drum to the cholera ridden valleys of the Crimea, the sweltering plains of the Indian Mutiny, the trecherous Burmese jungle and into the last Gulf WarFOLLOWING THE DRUM tells the stories of the women who followed their men around the world, sometimes onto the battlefield itself, and went on to become brave, headstrong and positively warlike Army wives have followed the drum to the cholera ridden valleys of the Crimea, the sweltering plains of the Indian Mutiny, the trecherous Burmese jungle and into the last Gulf War Drawing on letters, journals and interviews, FOLLOWING THE DRUM pays tribute to the remarkable women who triumphed amidst the blood, battles and brawls.

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    181 Comments

    1. I really liked this book. As a daughter of a USAF Master Sgt, I grew up in and around military bases and although this is a history of British wives and daughters, it spoke of familiar things. The British Army was never really welcoming to married soldiers and tried hard to keep them from following their husbands overseas but it didn't work in the late 1600s and women actually following their husbands to battlefields only ended with the Crimean War. Wives of both officers and other ranks were of [...]


    2. For me, this book was frequently infuriating as, instead of presenting its information by woman or even by campaign, it is arranged loosely by topic so keeps jumping around through different time periods and stories. There has obviously been a vast amount of research, but with so many snippets of lives to keep track of, I found this left me with muddy impressions rather than clear pictures of each era. However, the snobbery and class prejudice of army life are clearly portrayed alongside the gen [...]


    3. Reviews the lives of British army wives over the past 250+ years. Not chronological, but thematic: Travel, barracks and overseas housing, surviving sieges, rules and punishments, and more. Since I was reading specifically for details of the Peninsular War, this wasn't ideal for me, but I did get hooked by the colonial India parts and her directly reported stories from women who lived through the Northern Ireland conflict.


    4. I'm fibbing a bit, I didn't finish this but rather gave up a little under halfway through. There are a lot of good primary sources in this book but I craved more analysis of these sources: how truthful are they, are they suffering from perceptions of the time, from the person writing them, etc.? Perhaps it is a book to dip into rather than read cover to cover (at least for me).



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