A Grateful Heart: The History Of A World War I Field Hospital

Hardcover | November 1, 2001

byMichael E. Shay

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Shay looks at the crucial yet unheralded role played by support troops in World War I, in particular those in the medical branch. The unarmed men of the 103rd Field Hospital Company, 26th ("Yankee") Division spent a year and a half in France performing their duty bravely under arduous conditions. The experiences of the men of the 103rd Field Hospital were undoubtedly shared by any member of a frontline field hospital. Based on nearly four years of research, including original archival material, he fills an important gap in the military history of World War I. A Grateful Heart is a detailed account of the 103rd Field Hospital Company, 26th ("Yankee") Division in World War I. All aspects of the company are examined. The book is more than a chronological narrative and it places the unit in the context of the larger role of the 26th Division. It features original maps and passenger lists showing the members of the unit who sailed to France in 1917 and who returned in 1919.

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Shay looks at the crucial yet unheralded role played by support troops in World War I, in particular those in the medical branch. The unarmed men of the 103rd Field Hospital Company, 26th ("Yankee") Division spent a year and a half in France performing their duty bravely under arduous conditions. The experiences of the men of the 103rd...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.52 × 6.16 × 1.06 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313319111

ISBN - 13:9780313319112

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?A Irateful Heart describes how a nation, unprepared for war, sent unhealthy and unprepared soldiers into combat. The same issues that were argued in 1918 are being argued today....[a] major contribution to detailing WWI medicine, provides remarkable insight into the specific problems and challenges or military medicine. This book will be of most value to members of medical detachments, but readers of WWI history will also find it interesting.??Military Review