Wounded. From Battlefield To Blighty, 1914-1918

Mayhew Emily

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2013

Description: 288 pages. Ex-Library. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A homage to the courage and determination of the men and women who cared for – and saved the lives of – the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers who were wounded at the Western Front.      This book takes the form of a journey: that of a wounded man from injury on the battlefield to recovery in a hospital in Britain. It tells that story through the personal testimony of those who cared for him – -- stretcher bearers and medical officers, surgeons and chaplains, nurses and ambulance drivers – -- and in the process it follows the injured soldier from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station in the rear, from the base hospital to the ambulance train returning him to Blighty. It was often the journey of a soldier with horrific and debilitating injuries who was lucky to be alive.     Those who cared for him were frequently on the verge of collapse, overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of casualties they had to deal with and unprepared for the terrible injuries they encountered. Yet with determination and improvisation they established a system of medical care that saved hundreds of thousands of lives and which in its basic structure has endured to this day. Wounded tells the story of the men and women who made it possible. Painstakingly researched and written with novelistic immediacy, Wounded tells the full story of medical care in the war for the first time. But this is not just a book about the injured men and the medical personnel that treated them: their experience encapsulates what it was like to fight, live and die for four long years at the Western Front. Wounded is an important contribution to our understanding of the First World War.

ISBN: 9781847922618


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