With The Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt

Tickner Edwardes (1865 - 1944)

Throughout the First World War, members of the Royal Army Medical Corps provided constant support for British and Allied military troops whether they were fighting on the frontline or engaged in other operations within all areas of the conflict. With the Great War continuing unabated and the battlefront extending through Europe into the Middle East and beyond, a rapid increase in military medical support facilities and infrastructure was urgently implemented to handle the ever increasing number of wounded, maimed and sick troops evacuated from the combat zone that needed to receive urgent medical and life-saving care. Commandeering and requisitioning suitable buildings and facilities for the purpose, the British and Allied forces increased the number of hospital beds available from just a few hundred to many thousands. But these were barely sufficient to cope, when you consider that within a few days of the first fateful landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in April 1915, the wounded began to pour into Egypt. In the first ten days alone no fewer than 16,000 cases were landed and distributed among the hospitals ashore. Published in 1918, this book is the personal memoir of Tickner Edwardes who was an operating theatre orderly based in Egypt during the First World War. In it, he brings his uniquely perceptive and eloquent writing style to document the roles and responsibilities undertaken by the R.A.M.C. in Egypt to maintain the health, welfare and well-being of all personnel in whatever field of operations they were engaged in. - Summary by Steve C

Genre(s): War & Military, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Steve C
Play 01 Chapter 1 - Retrospect Steve C
Play 02 Chapter 2 - Egypt And The Great War - Part 1 Steve C
Play 03 Chapter 2 - Egypt And The Great War - Part 2 Steve C
Play 04 Chapter 3 - ''The Long, Long Way To Achi Baba'' Steve C
Play 05 Chapter 4 - The R.A.M.C. In Desert Warfare Steve C
Play 06 Chapter 5 - Kantara And Katia Steve C
Play 07 Chapter 6 - The Defence Of Egypt In The West Steve C
Play 08 Chapter 7 - The Sinai Desert Campaign. The Battle of Romani Steve C
Play 09 Chapter 8 - El Arish Maghdaba Rafa Steve C
Play 10 Chapter 9 - El Arish And After Steve C
Play 11 Chapter 10 - Camp Sanitation And Conservancy Steve C
Play 12 Chapter 11 - Epidemic Diseases Steve C
Play 13 Chapter 12 - Field And Base Laboratories Steve C
Play 14 Chapter 13 - Army Dental Surgery In Egypt Steve C
Play 15 Chapter 14 - The Work Of The Mustapha Reception Station, Alexandria Steve C
Play 16 Chapter 15 - The Medical Advisory Committee For The Near East Steve C
Play 17 Chapter 16 - Military General Hospitals In Egypt - Part 1 Steve C
Play 18 Chapter 16 - Military General Hospitals In Egypt - Part 2 Steve C
Play 19 Chapter 17 - The Egyptian Labour Corps : Its Medical Organisation Under The R.A.M.C. Steve C
Play 20 Chapter 18 - ''In Arduis Fidelis'' Steve C