Lifeline

Lifeline : A British Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front, 1918

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On 21st March 1918, 29th and 3rd Casualty Clearing Stations RAMC were encamped at Grevillers, just behind the front line, when Germany launched its final, massive offensive. These Field Hospitals were the lifeline to the rear for the unabated deluge of wounded which soon overwhelmed both units; all wards were full and operating theatres were working round the clock to deal with the endless queues for amputations and major surgery. In the words of Major-General von Bertele in his foreword: `that casualty care should be managed on such a scale and at such a pace leaves the reader open mouthed.' LIFELINE is a touching record of the care provided by an often exhausted but dedicated medical and nursing staff and the bravery and spirit of their patients as the hospitals, always under intense pressure, moved back and forth with the changing positions of the line during the last months of the war.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 14mm | 419.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0752489968
  • 9780752489964
  • 1,115,353

About Iain Gordon

Iain Gordon founded a company publishing a wide range of periodicals for the Ministry of Defence and Army garrisons and establishments throughout the world. He is the author of "Soldier of the Raj: ""The Life of Richar Purvis 1789-1868" and "Admiral of the Blue: The Life and Times of Admiral John Child Purvis 1747-1825, "which was nominated and shortlisted for Mountbatten Maritime Prize 2006), as well as "Bloodline: The Origins and Development of the Regular formatiosn fo the British Army."show more

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