A Doctor on the Western Front by Henry Owens,John Hutton PDF

By Henry Owens,John Hutton

Henry Owens nice conflict diary offers a vibrant and whole narrative, obvious from the viewpoint of a military surgeon, of what it used to be wish to dwell and struggle within the trenches of the Western entrance. Owens, a member of the unique British expeditionary strength, the ‘Old Contemptibles’, used to be one of the first British infantrymen to set foot in France. He spent the subsequent 4 years within the entrance line as a physician and a diarist, an eyewitness to a few of the main sour and violent struggles of the best clash the area had ever obvious. His writing, edited and with an entire creation by way of John Hutton, supplies us an inside of view of the tasks and stories of a physician tending the scuffling with troops, and it paints a photograph portrait of the day-by-day lives of the lads themselves.

Henry Owens used to be born right into a doctor’s kin in lengthy Stratton, Norfolk in 1889. while conflict was once declared in 1914, he joined the Royal military clinical Corps and was once despatched to France with the British Expeditionary strength. He served as a front-line scientific officer through the clash and he stored a diary and notes. After the warfare he used this fabric to gather this meticulous account of his stories. After being demobilized in 1919 he lower back to civilian scientific perform and married, yet he died after a surprising disorder in 1921, elderly simply 31. After the dying of his spouse in 1980, the diary got here into the ownership of the Imperial warfare Museum.

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