Before They Fade


Before They Fade... Further Reminiscences of a Soldier's Life by today's Chelsea Pensioners.

For over three centuries, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has been home to thousands of men who have served their country in the British Army; men who fought at battles such as Malplaquet, Corunna, Waterloo, Inkerman, Passchendale, the Somme, Tobruk, Burma, Anzio and Normandy.

Each one has his own story to tell and this second selection, collected verbatim from men still living at the time, gives a vast insight into the life of a soldier, made even more vivid by their actual words.