Book Title: Wounded : The Long Journey Home From the Great War
Author: Emily Mayhew
Format: Paperback | 288 pages
Publication Date: 06 Mar 2014
This is the unforgettable story of the remarkable medical workers of World War One.
A hundred years ago, the Armistice that ended the Great War was signed. The human cost was devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. The injuries on the battlefield were unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. Yet, they adapted incredibly fast - saving millions of lives.
Drawing on letters and diary entries, we follow the lone stretcher bearer into the trenches only to find that they were all dead, to the dugouts where rescue teams dug frantically to escape the earth-shaking shellfire, and from stretcher to aid station, from jolting ambulance to crowded operating tent, exploring actual cases of casualties who recorded their terrifying and remarkable experiences. A groundbreaking book of the history of the Western Front from a new perspective, this is a tribute to the indispensable medical network that came together and saved our soldiers.
'A highly readable account...this is an engaging book...they are voices that deserve to be heard.' Daily Express