Infantry Combat Medics in Europe, 1944-45 (BOK)

Tracy Shilcutt

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Combat medics adapted and innovated, overcoming inadequacies in the US Army's medical system and significant shortcomings in their own training. They learned quickly to modify, evade or ignore standing operating procedures in order to save lives, but inherent tensions within infantry units developed to create a paradoxical culture of acceptance and isolation. A close examination of official records and interviews to explore the medical soldier's war in Europe reveals that the Army's gross neglect in training shaped a naive perception of the combat medic's role. Yet, in spite of the lack of realistic preparation and the horrific circumstances in which they worked, combat medics proved extraordinarily capable, creative and committed to doing anything necessary to perform their duties as the essential first link in the wounded solder's life chain.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Tracy Shilcutt
ISBN 9781137347688
Antall sider 148 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, History of medicine