Wounded

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5 out of 5 stars
By sarah c turner on 04-12-17

atmospheric listen

I loved it. Full of vivid details and great narration. very moving real life stories.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nanbar3 on 02-19-17

A history of the war that should be more well known

I enjoyed all of the book. The description of injuries are difficult to listen to but it puts into context exactly what everyone was going thorough. The individual stories shone a light on the lives o caring. En and women from all walks of life. Stretcher bearers, padres, nurses, doctors, surgeons, soldiers.

Personally I was willing various characters to get through the war unscathed , who had been so selfless in terms of what they gave to others. Also that even in the midst of all that horror individuals maintained their humanity.
You can understand where medicine learned new skills in reconstructive surgery which found its way in to the day to day medical treatments in hospitals today. Wars move medicine on particularly trauma medicine as we now know following conflicts in Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Would recommend to others.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jack Harrison on 06-02-18

Good Timing.

I recently had an idea for one or more poems about Railway carriages being used for various war duties, especially during the Great War.
Then when I heard 'Wounded' I thought "YES, an Ambulance Train". So I will try to get one done in time for my third book, being published around Autumn. It will be my second volume of Verse.

But this Audio book 'Wounded', was an absolute eye opener and education for me.

Some of the examples of injuries to young servicemen, are very disturbing but the use of those train carriages, British nurses, and the little touches like making sure troops had a smoke when needed all helped to assure them, they were really on the way back home; and away from those awful places of death and pain.

And some of the examples of compassion shown by our nurses were certainly worth a good inclusion. Including the young girl in London, doing her bit by covering pillows. Staff on the London Ambulance and on the trains and boats from France to the UK.. The incredibly brave Bearers threading their way across No-man's-land to [relative] safety; the cries and moans of casualties very often attracting Sniper bullets and various shells. And not forgetting the ground-breaking work of Surgeons and Doctors, tasked with having to operate on injuries/wounds that were never dreamed possible before 1914.

If I buy a million audio books from now, this will always stand out above the others. I would be happy and honored to recommend this to anyone, whatever their interests. But with a warning - Be prepared to be shocked, inspired, and awe-struck. As 2018 is such an important year, marking the Centenary of the war's end, I DO consider it 'Good Timing' as my title suggests. I would also recommend 'Steaming To Victory, about wartime Railwaymen and women, many of whom were killed in the line of their duties. As the phrase went - 'They also fight who stay at home'.

Jack D. Harrison.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 06-11-16

Wounded

I've read about and visited many of the areas and battle sites mentioned in Wounded , I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narrative and putting places to names. Nigel Anthony is superb in his narration, I would not hesitate to buy and listen to him in the future

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5 out of 5 stars
By LY on 07-30-15

A must listen

Moving and touching stories of true heroes. This will stay with me for a long time

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