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Medic : saving lives, from Dunkirk to Afghanistan by Tony Nichol John & Rennell

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By Tony Nichol John & Rennell

Their task is to place themselves within the middle of hazard -- to run into conflict to rescue the wounded and to threat their very own lives to aim and keep the demise. medical professionals, nurses, medics and stretcher bearers move the place the bullets are thickest, via bomb alleys and mine fields, ducking mortars and rockets, at any place an individual is hit and the shout is going up -- 'Medic! we want a medic over here!' warfare at its rawest is their area, an unsightly position of shattered our bodies, severed limbs, damaged heads and death.This is the tale of these courageous males -- and, more and more this present day, girls -- who visit warfare armed with bandages now not bombs, scalpels now not swords, and positioned saving existence above taking lifestyles. Many have died within the strategy, the last word sacrifice for others. yet anywhere the cry of 'Medic!' is heard, it is going to be responded. From the shorelines of Dunkirk to the desolate tract cities of Afghanistan, there might be no nobler reason.

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Overwhelmed 4. Bamboo Surgeons 5. Desert Doctors 6. Stout Hearts 7. Bravest of the Brave PART III: THE FALKLANDS WAR 8. A Long Way from Home 9. Battle Stations 10. Fire Down Below 11. Gaining the High Ground PART IV: IRAQ 12. Bitter Pills 13. Under Siege 14. A Woman’s Place PART V: AFGHANISTAN 15. On Afghanistan’s Plains… 16. Where Angels Fear to Tread… 17. Shifting Sands PART VI: AFTERMATH 18. Scars That Will Not Heal Glossary Notes References Index List of Illustrations 1. Eric Harden VC. This was taken in 1940 and sent to his wife inscribed, ‘To Darling Maude From Eric xx’ (Harden Family Archive) 2.

Andy Smith and the MERT in action in Afghanistan – this casualty was a Royal Marine with serious leg injuries (Andy Smith) 33. Sergeant Major Andy Stockton three days before the incident where he lost his arm in a firefight with insurgents in Afghanistan, 2006 (Andy Stockton) 34. Andy Stockton with his partner, Emma, following a parade where Afghanistan campaign medals were presented at the Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill (Andy Stockton) 35. Lieutenant Colonel Paul Parker examines the remnants of Sergeant Major Andy Stockton’s arm after his evacuation from the battlefield (Paul Parker) 36.

I could hear the gunfire and see the tracer, but it didn’t seem to register. ’ He had worried about this moment of truth. To his relief, the training and the adrenalin kicked in together. ‘I didn’t have time to be scared,’ he remembered. He dropped out of the Humvee as the furious firefight raged around him. But the track was so narrow and the American vehicle so wide he was pitched straight into the canal. It was fast-flowing and the only thing that stopped me being carried away was that my Bergen got caught on the Humvee.

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