The Duke of Wellington famously described his troops as 'the scum of the earth'. It was a vicious and scathing attack on the men who had won him every battle that he had fought, but was it actually a fair comment? Evidence suggests that a significant number of men did enlist from the lowest sections of society. Post your thoughts below, and let the discussion commence!
A long ignored part of the Napoleonic wars is the war in Canada. British Troops, like those in Burma, would describe themselves as the forgotten Army. Anyway you might enjoy this documentary about them https://youtu.be/lZrOCvkZxq4