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The Resource Battlefield surgeon : life and death on the front lines of World War II, Paul A. Kennedy ; edited by Christopher B. Kennedy ; foreword by Rick Atkinson ; afterword by John T. Greenwood

Battlefield surgeon : life and death on the front lines of World War II, Paul A. Kennedy ; edited by Christopher B. Kennedy ; foreword by Rick Atkinson ; afterword by John T. Greenwood

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Battlefield surgeon : life and death on the front lines of World War II
Title
Battlefield surgeon
Title remainder
life and death on the front lines of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Kennedy ; edited by Christopher B. Kennedy ; foreword by Rick Atkinson ; afterword by John T. Greenwood
Title variation
Life and death on the front lines of World War II
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In November 1942, Paul Andrew Kennedy (1912-1993) boarded the St. Elena in New York Harbor and sailed for Casablanca as part of Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of North Africa. As a member of the US Army's 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, he spent the next thirty-four months working in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, in close proximity to the front lines and often under air or artillery bombardment. He was uncomfortable, struck by the sorrows of war, and homesick for his wife, for whom he kept detailed diaries to ease his unrelenting loneliness. In Battlefield Surgeon, Kennedy's son Christopher has edited his father's journals and provided historical context to produce an invaluable personal chronicle. What emerges is a vivid record of the experiences of a medical officer in the European theater of operations in World War II. Kennedy participated in some of the fiercest action of the war, including Operation Avalanche, the attack on Anzio, and Operation Dragoon. He also arrived in Rome the day after the Allied troops, and entered the Dachau concentration camp two days after it was liberated. Despite the enormous success of the popular M*A*S*H franchise, there are still surprisingly few authentic accounts of military doctors and medical practice during wartime. As a young, inexperienced surgeon, Kennedy grappled with cases much more serious and complex than he had ever faced in civilian practice. Featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II historian Rick Atkinson and an afterword by U.S. Army medical historian John T. Greenwood, this remarkable firsthand account offers an essential perspective on the Second World War."--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-1993,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Paul A.
Dewey number
940.54/7573092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, Christopher B.,
Series statement
American warriors
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  • Kennedy, Paul A.
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Battlefield surgeon : life and death on the front lines of World War II, Paul A. Kennedy ; edited by Christopher B. Kennedy ; foreword by Rick Atkinson ; afterword by John T. Greenwood
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Editor's Note; Introduction; 1 Operation Torch and North Africa; 2 Southern Italy and Monte Cassino; 3 Anzio and Rome; 4 Operation Dragoon and the Pursuit up the Valley of the Rhone; 5 Germany, the End of the War, and the Journey Home; Epilogue; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Notes; Medical Glossary; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn947083360
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813167244
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947083360
Label
Battlefield surgeon : life and death on the front lines of World War II, Paul A. Kennedy ; edited by Christopher B. Kennedy ; foreword by Rick Atkinson ; afterword by John T. Greenwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Editor's Note; Introduction; 1 Operation Torch and North Africa; 2 Southern Italy and Monte Cassino; 3 Anzio and Rome; 4 Operation Dragoon and the Pursuit up the Valley of the Rhone; 5 Germany, the End of the War, and the Journey Home; Epilogue; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Notes; Medical Glossary; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn947083360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813167244
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947083360

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