People who are bold enough to express their school of thought often find themselves at loggerheads with the authority especially if their views contradict with what is laid out. Alastair Borthwick may have had his share but his account of the series of the post-war from the positions he held in the battalion makes his life even more interesting.
Although he has not much formal education, Alastair was determined and inherently has an appealing character which takes him to places he would have been denied for his education. Borthwick joined the war after it broke out, his services required at the Western Desert and Europe. At the time he simultaneously was involved in writing up and military as well. He sailed through to become the captain although he predominantly was acting as a battalion intelligence officer.
He recounts on occasion where he led 600 army men through German only to hold siege the enemy at Seaforth. The account of the uprising moments as told by Alastair Borthwick makes it captivating since he is rich in literature and had a comprehension of the event as they took place. In as much as he tells of a state of civil unrest and uncertainty, he altogether portrays it as fun and as an adventure.
About Alastair Borthwick
Alastair Borthwick can best be described as the man in the media. He was a writer and broadcaster among other roles and ventures he got into throughout his life. He is the author of Always a Little Further, Sana Peur, Sans Peur as Battalion among other publications. Through his literary work, he has been able to shelf the skeleton of the warring times of the World War which he was part of in various capacities.
He was born in 1913 in Rutherglen Lanarkshire. He grew up in Ayrshire before his family relocated to Glasgow when he was only 11 years of age. He began his elementary education as a normal kid but before long became a copytaker at Evening Times, a job that made him abandon school. He has since then worked on various platforms including the Glasgow Weekly Herald, and host shows such as the Master-Builders, Spellbinder, and Inventors.