• by John Nichol, Eleo Gordon, Tony Rennell
  • Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes
  • 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Doctors, nurses, medics, and stretcher-bearers must venture wherever someone is injured and the cry for assistance goes up. Their job is to put themselves in the heart of danger – to risk their own lives as they try to save the dying.
War at its rawest is their domain, an ugly place of shattered bodies, severed limbs and death. They fulfil society’s vital pledge to its warriors that they will not be abandoned on the battlefield. Yet, more often than not, what they do goes unnoticed – except by those who survive because of their extraordinary courage and skill. This is the story of those brave men and women who go to war armed with bandages not bombs, and put saving life above taking life.


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Customer Reviews

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A Powerful and very moving account of how medical treatment for the wounded combat solder has evolved over recent times. Packed full of personal accounts. The narrator brings out the very best of an already excellent book. This book will pull on your emotions, but will leave you with a sense of overwhelming pride for the medics and those injured service personel who serve in our military.
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- Ian

Compelling and accurate

Compelling narrative concerning history and development of medical care from point of injury to rehabilitation and recovery. A must for anyone considering a career as military medic or just interested in pre hospital care in extraordinary circumstances.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2010
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books