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Evacuation Lorraine

Medical Evacuation and Treatment Series. Part 3: First echelon evacuation.

After being wounded, a casualty received first aid (Part I). Emergency medical treatment was then started by a company aid man (Part II). Now it was time to get the casualty away from the front as quickly as possible. This evacuation followed the links of the Evacuation Chain. In this part, I will take a …

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Company Aid Man

Medical Evacuation and Treatment Series. Part 2: company aid man.

How do you train men to prepare them for war? How do you train them when you have to expend your armed forces roughly one hundredfold? And how do you do this when you have to do it while you are fighting a global conflict? I believe the answer inevitably will contain “compromises” and even …

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FM 21 -11 First Aid

Medical Evacuation and Treatment Series. Part I: First Aid

“MEDIC!”… I think we have all seen scenes in war movies or Tv-series where one of the portrayed soldiers is wounded in battle: Men are running. There are disorienting loud noises: the rattling of machinegun fire, the “pings” of M-1 Garand clips ejecting. There are explosions. Orders are shouted. Then there is that scream: “MEDIC!”. …

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Messages book US Army WW2

46th Armored Medical Battalion messages. They tell us a story today of 50 American POWs, liberated in 1945.

One of the things I love about doing historical research is the excitement of receiving new documents. Every time I have received or found new documents I felt like I am going on a treasure hunt! And just like a real treasure hunt, sometimes you find things that are not all that exciting. But then …

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