Henry Owens Great War diary provides a vivid and complete narrative, seen from the perspective of an army doctor, of what it was like to live and fight in the trenches of the Western Front Owens, a member of the original British expeditionary Force, the Old Contemptibles , was among the first British soldiers to set foot in France He spent the next four years in the front line as a doctor and a diarist, an eyewitness to some of the most bitter and violent struggles of the greatest conflict the world had ever seen His writing, edited and with a full introduction by John Hutton, gives us an inside view of the duties and experiences of a doctor tending the fighting troops, and it paints a graphic portrait of the daily lives of the men themselves Henry Owens was born into a doctor s family in Long Stratton, Norfolk in 1889 When war was declared in 1914, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force He served as a front line medical officer throughout the conflict and he kept a diary and notes After the war he used this material to assemble this meticulous account of his experiences After being demobilized in 1919 he returned to civilian medical practice and married, but he died after a sudden illness in 1921, aged just 31 After the death of his wife in 1980, the diary came into the possession of the Imperial War Museum....
|Title||:||A Doctor on the Western Front|
|Publisher||:||Pen and Sword August 19, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||995 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Doctor on the Western Front Reviews
Although the book is entitled "A Doctor on the Western Front", it should have a subheading that says "A Travelogue". I thought the book would talk about medicine and surgery on the Western Front, but it was more of a day to day listing of his movements. Not much in the way of medicine or treatment of soldiers. Disappointing overall.