Battlefield Medics: How Warfare Changed the History of Medicine (Paperback)

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By Martin King, Robert Campbell (Introduction by)
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This eye-opening journey through centuries of medical care on the battlefield is a fascinating read. The research is impressive, the writing style relaxed but what makes this book stand out is the personal stories of women and men who risked their lives to save others. - ANNE MACMILLAN, HISTORIAN, JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR OF WAR STORIES

Double Emmy award-winning author Martin King takes you on an enthralling journey through the history of medicine on the battlefield, covering the battles of Ancient Rome, both World Wars, Vietnam and many more. Hear true stories of the brave men and women who risked their lives to save others in the chaos of conflict, including:

- Tillie Pierce, the 16-year-old girl who tended soldiers from both sides during the Civil War
- Mary Seacole a black nurse who ran her own medical center during the Crimean War
- Nellie Spindler, a staff nurse in World War I who was tragically killed in the Battle of Passchendaele
- John Bradmore, the man who saved Prince Henry in the War of the Roses

Battlefield Medics includes first-hand accounts from veterans of various wars and conflicts, as well as a foreword by Colonel Robert Campbell of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army.

Told with King's usual flair for engaging narrative and eye for historical detail, this illustrated account provides a testament to these remarkable medics and the vital part they played in history.

About the Author

Martin King is a British Emmy-award winning author, historian and historical consultant. He has written many books on military history. His 2015 documentary film Searching for Augusta won multiple Emmy awards and his 2017 book The Fighting 30th Division was nominated for the Prestigious Writer's Award. He is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the Battle of the Bulge. He lives in Belgium, where he spends his time reintroducing veterans of World War II to the battlefields where they fought.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781839407031
ISBN-10: 1839407034
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: July 15th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English

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