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Born and educated in Edinburgh, where he still lives, Jack Alexander has been interested in the Great War since he was nine. He is now a professional researcher. McCrae's Battalion is his first book.

McCrae's Battalion Jack Alexander

Do not ask where Hearts are playing and then look at me askance. If it's football that you're wanting, you must come with us to France!' Private George Blaney, Castle Brewery, Edinburgh, December 1914

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