As Britain's Empire reached its zenith, the seeds of its destruction were also sown. Journey with Teddy Campion as he fights in some of its most well-known, as well as forgotten, colonial-era battles and campaigns.
A career officer in the Seaforth Highlanders, teddy starts as a cheeky 2nd Lieutenant, the babe of the Regiment, but ultimately commands the 2nd Battalion through the horror of the Second Battle of Ypres.
Teddy Campion's previously unpublished private diaries and letters bring a unique, personal and fresh perspective to the wars that brought the long 19th century to a close.
By Nick Bastin