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Fred's War: A Doctor in the Trenches

Davidson, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 1780721811 / ISBN 13: 9781780721811
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The extraordinary story of a young doctor who in 1914 illegally took his camera to war. This book shows his remarkable photographs for the first time and offers an unusually intimate portrait of life among a band of brothers. It also examines just how ill-prepared Army doctors were for the carnage they faced, and asks, how did they cope? Num Pages: Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JJF; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 250 x 186 x 31. Weight in Grams: 1172. . 2013. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781780721811

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Title: Fred's War: A Doctor in the Trenches

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Fred's War tells the extraordinary story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling the Great War's earliest front line photographs, and Fred Davidson, their 25-year-old medical officer, one of the first doctors to win the Military Cross. His pictures are seen here for the first time, alongside those taken by his friend Lieutenant Robert Money and fellow officers. Using a unique approach blending 250 original photographs with contemporary narrative, the author, Fred's grandson, pieces together the story behind the pictures that have passed through his family for three generations: describing the men who fought with Davidson, the conditions they served in, the battles they saw and the horrors they witnessed. From the parade ground at Glasgow's Maryhill to the brothels of the Armentieres, the book offers an unusually intimate portrait of life among a band of brothers - the same men who later proudly dubbed themselves 'Old Contemptibles'.

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ANDREW DAVIDSON is an award-winning journalist; he was the author of The Sunday Times Business interview from 2003 to 2012. He has always wanted to write this book. His previous books include Bloodlines, an anatomy of daily life at St Thomas's Hospital, and Smart Luck, an anthology of his interviews with well-known entrepreneurs.

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