A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the by Andrew Davidson

By Andrew Davidson

That includes 250 formerly unknown pictures, this can be the extreme precise tale of a tender general practitioner whose pictures left in the back of an magnificent firsthand account of existence on the entrance of global battle I.

As a twenty-five-year-old scientific officer and one of many first medical professionals to win the army pass, Fred Davidson took numerous images whereas he served within the trenches from 1914-1915. notwithstanding he took them illegally, greater than 250 of the pictures shot through Davidson and his fellow officials survived and are actually shared for the 1st time during this harrowing, crowd pleasing, and poignant narrative of the good War.

In a physician within the nice warfare, writer Andrew Davidson—the grandson of Fred—depicts the typical lives of squaddies, either off and on responsibility: from the parade flooring at Glasgow’s Maryhill to the brothels of Armentieres, from the band of brothers who dubbed themselves “Old Contemptibles” to the unique folding Kodak and Ansco cameras they used. it's the tale of the first Cameronians, who accomplished notoriety for promoting the nice War’s earliest entrance line photos. And it's a deeply own account of the images which have been handed down for 3 generations, describing the boys who fought with Fred Davidson, the stipulations they served in, the battles they observed, and the horrors they endured.

A must-have for background and images lovers alike, this glimpse of the battle to finish All Wars is an strangely intimate portrait that might engulf you within the lives of infantrymen and go away you humbled and surprised.

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Rumi 41 42 Why, this is very midsummer madness. —William Shakespeare 45 46 The only true voyage of discovery . . would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes. —Marcel Proust 49 50 A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. —St. Francis of Assisi 52 54 55 Then followed that beautiful season, . . Summer. . Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 57 Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Summer. . Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 57 Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. —Carl Jung 59 60 In summer, the song sings itself.

Summer. . Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 57 Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. —Carl Jung 59 60 In summer, the song sings itself.

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