Frontline Medic

Frontline Medic

The diary of Captain George Pirie, RAMC, 1914 - 1917, is a fascinating document edited by Michael Lucas, presenting an interesting insight to the life of a Medical officer on the front line during some of the most ferocious fighting of the war. Unlike many such accounts, written decades after the events, Pirie's diary is fresh and immediate and tells how things were and, rightly or wrongly, how they were perceived at the time. It is an attractively produced book, richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and contemporary caricatures along with useful Appendices and a full index. If you're interested in medical care during the war this is essential reading.

LUCAS (Michael), Frontline Medic. Gallipoli, Somme, Ypres. The diary of Captain George Pirie, R.A.M.C., 1914-17, Solihull, Helion & Company, 2014, 221 pages.

Review opublished in Britain_at_War_february_2015.