Images of War – The Royal Army Medical Corps in the Great War
Rare photographs from Wartime archives.
The Royal Medical Corps (RAMC) supported the British Army throughout the First World War, treating sick and wounded military personnel. The military nursing services and voluntary medical personnel provided vital support to RAMC medical units and hospitals,ensuring the effective treatment of casualties.
The size of the armies,the intensity of the combat,the power of modern weaponry and the global nature of conflict meant the number of casualties proved challenging for the medical services of all combatants, including the RAMC.
A range of previously unpublished photographs,in thematic chapters considering aspects such as service in the United Kingdom, global warfare and commemoration,illustrated experiences of RAMC and medical personnel during the First World War.
The book contributes to wider understanding of the RAMC and medical services in the First World War, and will be of relevance to readers with an interest in medical, social and photographic history.
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