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At the Serbian Front in Macedonia (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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At the Serbian Front in Macedonia (Paperback): Edward Percy Stebbing
At the Serbian Front in Macedonia (Paperback): Edward Percy Stebbing

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At the Serbian Front in Macedonia (Paperback)

Edward Percy Stebbing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII FINE WORK OF THE SERBIAN DRESSING STATIONS AND THE S.W.H. AMBULANCES: KRUSOGRAD The little field dressing stations of the 3rd Serbian Army close up behind the firing line were not the least interesting feature of the medical side of the war to the layman. Nowhere, perhaps, does one get quite so near the bed rock of human nature as at a dressing station. Under no other set of conditions perhaps is laid bare so often all that is best in mankind. Men suffering excruciating agony may be seen, with a twisted smile, begging the doctor to attend first to a comrade, or a neighbouring prone form quite unknown to them, insisting that his case is worse than theirs, and that they can wait. Stoical courage, almost superhuman, is shown too under the doctor's hands. Medical men up at the Front see much of this side of human nature, and under the great stress of work take it more or less for granted whilst according their admiration without stint. It always left me dumbfounded. And beyond the dressing station and right up on to the battlefield what wonderful courage is shown The sight which always seemed to be the most pitiful was the case of the wounded and exhausted men who found their own way back to the dressing station. Here a couple might be met helping each other along, each sufficiently badly wounded to be a stretcher case; but both stretchers and men to carry them were equally scarce with the Serbians. There two wounded are supporting between them a half fainting man who is dragging a leg painfully, cheerfully putting off the minute when they themselves may receive treatment to ensure the safety of their comrade. They are magnificent these common, one had almost written trivial, everyday incidents, which are to be seen in hundreds between the firin...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Edward Percy Stebbing
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-54283-1
Barcode: 9781150542831
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-150-54283-7

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