Medic!: How I Fought World War II with Morphine, Sulfa, and Iodine Swabs

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Oktober 2008



A memoir of American, Jewish military doctor fighting on the frontlines and caring for the injured in WWII. It documents the almost unbearable drama of ground gained and lives lost as well as the terrible human toll of battle on the author, his comrades, and civilians quite literally caught in the crossfire.


1. The Invasion of Sicily: July 1943; 2. The Battle of Bloody Ridge: July 28 to 30, 1943; 3. The Invasion of Italy: September 1943; 4. Winter Line: September to November 1943; 5. Anzio to Rome: February to June 1944; 6. The Invasion of Southern France: August 1944; 7. Rambervillers, France, to Aschaffenburg, Germany: September 1944 to March 1945; 8. Aschaffenburg, Germany: April 1945; 9. Afterthoughts


Robert "Doc Joe" Franklin (1917-2006) served as a medic with the 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division during the invasion of Europe in World War II. Flint Whitlock, author of "The Rock of Anzio: From Sicily to Dachau, A History of the 45th Infantry Division," is a former army officer and Vietnam veteran.


"The spare and terse prose is vividly evocative . . . I have never read a better description of the mission and the work of a platoon medic in combat."--Robert J. T./i>--Robert J. T. Joy"Journal of Military History" (10/27/2006)
EAN: 9780803218833
ISBN: 0803218834
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 151 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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