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A Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War I

A Surgeon in Khaki: Through France and Flanders in World War I

A firsthand account of medicine in the field of war by one of the most respected field surgeons of World War I.

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ISBN 9780803234925
Barcode 9780803234925
Published 1 July 2011 by University of New South Wales
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Arthur Anderson
Introduction by Harper, Glyn

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ISBN-13 9780803234925
ISBN-10 0803234929
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint Bison Books
Publication Date 1 July 2011
International Publication Date 1 April 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Arthur Anderson
Introduction by Harper, Glyn
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Biography & Autobiography
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: First World War
European History
European history: from c 1900 -
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
History Of Medicine
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - France, World War, 1914-1918 - Medical care, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Belgium, Martin, Arthur Anderson
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 386g
Dewey Code 940.475
Catalogue Code 180626

Description of this Book

Considered by critics to be an accurate portrayal of frontline medical conditions, A Surgeon in Khaki is New Zealand surgeon Arthur Anderson Martin's account of his experiences in 1914, early in World War I. Already a well-respected and widely traveled surgeon when war broke out, Martin joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Under Field Marshal Sir John French, he served at Le Havre, Harfleur, and at the battle of the Marne. He marched to Aisne, to the new lines behind La Bassee, and finally to Flanders. During his entire service, he advocated immediate specialist surgery for the direst wounds, even under fire. In this engaging narrative, the reader experiences the daily life of war through the eyes of the medical officers who tried valiantly to help the wounded and ill on the front lines of World War I. Martin provides colorful descriptions of the soldiers and officers, harrowing details of the battles, and riveting accounts of the difficulty of treating men in a war zone. A better firsthand account of medicine during World War I is not to be found.

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Author's Bio

Arthur Anderson Martin (1876-1916) served in France and Belgium during World War I. Wounded at Flers during the Somme battle on September 17, 1916, Martin died in the base hospital that same night. Glyn Harper (Lt. Col., retired) is a professor of war studies at Massey University in New Zealand and was the commanding officer of the Military Studies Institute from 1996 to 2000. He is the author of seventeen books, most recently Images of World War One: A Photographic Record of New Zealanders at War, 1914-1918.

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