Medic by John Nichol and Tony Rennell

From The Telegraph:

Book Only one thing can be braver and more terrifying than going into battle, and that is going into battle without a weapon. This moving and inspiring book is about the medics who enter the battlefield moments behind the fighting troops in order to bring back the casualties. By the end of it, one can only feel one emotion in contemplating the incredible professionalism and self-sacrifice of the Royal Army Medical Corps: awed admiration.

The history-writing team of John Nichol – the former RAF pilot shot down and captured in the first Iraq war – and the journalist Tony Rennell have already produced excellent books on Second World War escapees and rear-gunners, but this covers the British Army medics from the First World War right up to today’s conflicts.

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