Wounded: The Long Journey Home From the Great War

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A homage to the courage and determination of the men and women who cared for -- and saved the lives of -- the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers who were wounded at the Western Front.
     Wounded is the story of a journey: from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain. It is the story of the soldiers themselves, from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station in the rear, from the base hospital to the ambulance train returning them to Blighty. But it is also the story of those who cared for them -- stretcher bearers and medical officers, surgeons and chaplains, nurses and ambulance drivers. People on the verge of collapse, overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of casualties and terrible injuries who, with determination and improvisation, saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Wounded is the story of the men and women who made it possible.

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EMILY MAYHEW is a Research Associate at Imperial College and an Examiner at the Imperial College School of Medicine. She is also a consultant and lecturer to various museums including the Wellcome Collection, the Imperial War Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons. Her first book, The Reconstruction of Warriors, was published in 2004.

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    Published to coincide with the First World War Centenary in 2014. 

    As most of the records were destroyed after the war, this is the first comprehensive account of medical care at the Western Front. Assembled from dozens of previously unused archival sources, the story is told with novelistic flair. 

    Will appeal to readers of Sebastian Faulks, Wilfred Owen, Vera Brittain, John Keegan and Richard Holmes. 

    "Wounded is a powerful and descriptive read, and through it I found a greater understanding of what it was to be part of that war." --Sarah Mullally, Church Times 

    "Among the many books commemorating the conflict, one stands out for its specialisation. This is Wounded... Mayhew is to be commended for giving us these testimonies." --Colin Gardiner, Oxford Times

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