Wounded

Wounded

A New History Of The Western Front In World War I

Book - 2014
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The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles in with them. Soldier after soldier came in with the most dreaded kinds of casualty: awful, deep, ragged wounds to their heads, faces and abdomens. And yet the medical personnel faced with these unimaginable injuries adapted with amazing aptitude, thinking and reacting on their feet to save millions of lives. In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Oxford University Press,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9780199322459
0199322457
Characteristics: 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Mar 30, 2017

This is a wonderful history of the medical side of WWI. Mayhew writes her research in a narrative fashion that makes the book quite fast-paced and enjoyable. Very informational!

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