A Life Well Lived: Alastair Borthwick

 Alastair Borthwick was a man who lived a full life. He lived to be ninety years old and make his mark as a writer and broadcaster. He was born in 1913 and went to school until he was sixteen. He had to quit school in order to support his family. Now his life was able to turn for the better. 

Alastair Borthwick went on to write articles and also discovered the second passion of his life which is exploring nature. As his writing prowess increased he was able to cover World War II in a way that no one else had done before. This would become one of the high water marks of his career.

The book was called Battalion and it was a hit for him. The book told the stories of his time in the military. He was able to give readers a first hand account of what World War II was like. It was a graphic depiction of the hellish nature of war. This is what made the book a landmark.

After that he was able to take on his passion of nature after the BBC signed him to a contract. He was able to travel the world and give viewers an inside look at the treasures of nature. He was able to continually write columns for papers for years afterward. He was able to keep busy and do what he loved for the rest of his career.

At the later parts of his life Alastair Borthwick became less well known. His programs declined and so did his health. He would stay in a nursing home for his remaining years and eventually pass away at the age of ninety.

Alastair Borthwick was a man who lived his life to the fullest. He may have had some hard time but he was able to find two things that he loved doing and make a career out of both. That is a very hard thing for people to accomplish. Being able to share that with viewers is a true gift indeed. His full life was very well lived.