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Lifeline
Author: IAIN GORDON

ISBN: 9780752489964
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.5 x 2.4
Description:
On 21st March 1918, 29th and 3rd Casualty Clearing Stations RAMC were encamped at Grevillers, just behind the front line, when Germany launched its final, massive offensive.

These Field Hospitals were the lifeline to the rear for the unabated deluge of wounded which soon overwhelmed both units; all wards were full and operating theatres were working round the clock to deal with the endless queues for amputations and major surgery.

In the words of Lifeline is a touching record of the care provided by an often exhausted but dedicated medical and nursing staff and the bravery and spirit of their patients as the hospitals, always under intense pressure, moved back and forth with the changing positions of the line during the last months of the war.

About the Author

Iain Gordon founded a company publishing a wide range of periodicals for the Ministry of Defence and Army garrisons and establishments throughout the world. He is the author of Soldier of the Raj: The Life of Richar Purvis 1789-1868 and Admiral of the Blue: The Life and Times of Admiral John Child Purv...

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