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Predicate Object 2016-05-30T23:32:11.000Z 2020-12-10T21:56:52.483Z New books May 2016 275 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm 25 Emily Mayhew Publication Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-258) and index. "In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers. These men and women pulled injured troops from the hellscape of trench, shell crater, and no man's land, transported them to the rear, and treated them for everything from foot rot to poison gas, venereal disease to traumatic amputation from exploding shells. Drawing on hundreds of letters and diary entries, Mayhew allows readers to peer over the shoulder of the stretcher bearer who jumped into a trench and tried unsuccessfully to get a tightly packed line of soldiers out of the way, only to find that they were all dead. She takes us into dugouts where rescue teams awoke to dirt thrown on their faces by scores of terrified moles, digging frantically to escape the earth-shaking shellfire. Mayhew moves her account along the route followed by wounded men, from stretcher to aid station, from jolting ambulance to crowded operating tent, from railway station to the ship home, exploring actual cases of casualties who recorded their experiences."--Back cover. Wounded : a new history of the western front in World War I Wounded : a new history of the western front in World War I 9780190454449 (hardcover) 9780190454449 (paperback) volume text unmediated 9780190454449 (paperback) 9780190454449 (hardcover) Wounded : a new history of the western front in World War I
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