Among the many problems attending the British forces who landed in North Russia in 1919-19 to aid the White troops in their doomed attempt to resist and reverse the Bolshevik revolution, the care and evacuation of sick and wounded soldiers was especially difficult. The harsh terrain and cold climate presented the Royal Army Medical Corps with unprecedented troubles, and how they were surmounted is the subject of this informative booklet. Written by the senior medical officer with the force, the book shows why, ‘in the depths of the Russian forest a box of matches may be of more value for the saving of life than many elaborate and more technical appliances’ and why speed and light equipment were of the essence in evacuating casualties before they froze to death.
THE EVACUATION OF SICK AND WOUNDED FROM MOBILE COLUMNS
A ground-breakling military medical manual by the senior RAMC officer with the British expeditionary force in Russia in 1918-19. The harsh Russian climate presented the Force with unprecedented problems – this booklet shows how they were solved.