The Second World War evoked a lot of emotions across the globe. It ushered the world into another sphere. However, during the hard times the work of Alistair Borthwick managed to stick out. It was through the novel Always A little further back in 1939 that the author became renowned.
Affiliated with the Scottish working class, Alistair Borthwick was a multitalented writer who doubled up as a broadcaster. A major chunk of his work was attributed to the mountaineering and hill climbing. This was used to display the captain’s and infantryman’s perspective of the Second World War.
He was in Troon but later moved to Glasgow at a tender age. He was assimilated into the Evening Times as a copytaker. He later was promoted to the Glasgow Weekly Herald. Through the work at the firm, Borthwick kick started his interest in mountaineering.
Daily Mirror took him under their wings as he moved to London. He also ran a press and was a member of the BBC. Part of his forte was in radio broadcasting which reflected on his writings. The genre offered a chance to explore the mountaineering interest.
Mr. Borthwick signed up for the war effort pitched against Germany. He rose through the battalions as the captain and intelligence officer.
Always A Little Further is considered is piece of work as it was masterminded while mountaineering in the Scottish highlands. It engraves a sense of adventure coupled with humor. The style was unheard of before any many critics turned it down.
Another milestone was marked through the novel San Peur envisioned with a sense of immediacy and graphic details. It encompassed the series of events Borthwick has undergone during the war. It was a recount of the experiences and times written down day by day.
It was back in 2003 that the late Alastair Borthwick passed on. Even after his death, he remains an icon to the Scottish people. Through his work, Borthwick made a mark in the lives of many people and rewrote history. Alastair Borthwick’s work were filled with humor with the ravishing mountaineering tales, the broadcasting talent and the precise descriptions of the Second World War