Battlefield Medics

Battlefield Medics

How Warfare Changed the History of Medicine

Robert Campbell, Martin King
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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 American 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.
Martin King is a British Emmy-award winning author, historian and historical consultant. He has written many books on World War II. His 2015 documentary film Searching for Augusta won seven 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. Colonel Robert Campbell served in the US Army for nearly three decades. In 2013 he took command of the 5,000-strong 1st ' Bastogne' Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division and he has two books: It' s Personal (Not) Personnel and At Ease: Enjoying the Freedom You Fought For.