100 biographies, 100 surgeon heroes who volunteered with the British and Australian forces during WW1. Several served again in WW2, one captured by the Nazis and one by the Japanese. Another crossed the ocean to head the Canadian military medical forces. Lots of surprises and side stories. Their families are now scattered around the world proud of their medical ancestries. Many of Kitchener's 100 were highly decorated and three were knighted after the war.Many of their wives were nurses and served during WW1, one winning the Military Medal. Includes unpublished personal war diaries, unit diaries, postwar memoirs, 517 illustrations (photos, letters, sketches of the war), a lot of new material. Lady Emma Kitchener-Fellowes wrote one Foreword and said, "It is not often a writer finds something genuinely new to say about the First World War, but here is a very welcome case in point." General Jeremy Rowan OBE, Director Medical Services, wrote, "Each account of these medical officers is even more remarkable as much of the evidence of their service was lost. This [diaries etc] provides the reader a real insight into the realities of combat and the consequences of industrialized warfare."
|Publisher:||Symphony of Peace Pty Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.14(d)|
About the Author
Lina Stunden carefully compiled 100 biographies including these doctors' interesting ancestries. She does not pretend to be an academic, nor does she have a military background, as such the book is easy to read and understand yet interesting for the military or historian. School and university students studying history will find that the material is unique and will give several different perspectives on WW1, including moral and ethical issues, justice and much more.