A Scottish broadcaster and author who was born on February 17, 1913, at Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire, was known as Alastair Charles Borthwick. The books written by Alastair Borthwick were based on his home, Scotland, as well as emphasizing on the whole world.
Being born at the age of World War I and World War II gave him the motivation to write for he was a very sharp and sensitive journalist. He became a brave wartime intelligence officer and also worked as a producer for British television viewers in terms of documentaries. Alastair Borthwick is a very notable journalist for making non-fiction accounts which became a classic.
During his early and teenage years, at the age of sixteen, he started to drop out of high school in order to begin his training at the Glasgow Evening Herald for training and to improve his skills in journalism. His big career move was the major turning point of his life and it became his strong foundation.
Later on, he worked for major roles such as being the writer and editor of various sections and features for newspaper companies.
A Successful Career
Alastair Borthwick wrote his first book that documented the working-class characters during the time where the Scottish where thriving at hill-walking and grass-roots climbing movement. The next seminal book was known as the “History of Caithness and Sutherland from 1942 to 1945”. It became a popular and formal history of the fifth battalion.
Years later, after seeing republication back in 1994, Alastair Borthwick worked in the same battalion where he was able to show his brave and furious side with other officers and men from Italy, Belgium, France, Holland, North Africa, and Germany.
In addition to this, the man was remembered as one of the best writers in the world. The two books that he wrote had a great impact and influence on Scotland and the history of the world. Aside from that, Borthwick’s wit, charm, and a good sense of humor have contributed to the growth of the books making it easier and less tense to read yet it contains an inspiring and heavy lesson. See This Page to learn more.