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The first of the colourful exploits of jack crossman,
the devil's own
sees him in the thick of the fighting during the notoriously brutal & bloody crimean war. In an uneasy nineteenth century alliance with the french & the turks, the british troops faced the dreaded cossacks on the battlefield & debilitating diseases such as cholera in their campsites. Sergeant jack crossman, referred to by his admiring comrades as 'fancy jack', is a tough, shrewd & skilful soldier, part of the proud 88th regiment, the connaught rangers, also known as 'the devil's own.' when crossman is...