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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 real tale of a tender health professional whose photographs left at the back of an surprising firsthand account of lifestyles on the entrance of global struggle 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 pictures whereas he served within the trenches from 1914-1915. although he took them illegally, greater than 250 of the pictures shot by means of Davidson and his fellow officials survived and at the moment are shared for the 1st time during this harrowing, crowd pleasing, and poignant narrative of the good War.

In a physician within the nice struggle, writer Andrew Davidson—the grandson of Fred—depicts the standard lives of squaddies, either off and on accountability: 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 completed notoriety for promoting the good War’s earliest entrance line photos. And it's a deeply own account of the photographs which were 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 fanatics alike, this glimpse of the battle to finish All Wars is an strangely intimate portrait that would engulf you within the lives of infantrymen and go away you humbled and surprised.

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