Stretcher Bearer Paperback
Fighting for Life in the Trenches
by Charles Horton;
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Incredible war-time memoir of Charles Horton who sacrificed his life as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps
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This incredible war-time memoir captures life in the Royal Army Medical Corp (the RAMC) in one of the darkest and most desperate times in human history – World War I.
Charles Horton volunteered his life to serve as a medical in the war to end all wars. His great sacrifice will be remembered for generations to come thanks these pages, written by his own hand before death in 1970. His journal documents:
• His journey to the battlefield
• The tension & build-up to the Somme
• His experience of the trenches
• Many stories of carrying for the wounded, and some close-shaves
• Adjusting to Civilian life
This is the story of the bravery, courage and selflessness that young men showed in the terrors of war. Author Dale le Vack edited Charles’ memories and added pre-text and background information to paint a richer picture and help readers understand every sacrifice and every human emotion experienced.
Stretcher Bearer by Charles Horton was published by Lion Hudson in March 2013 and is our 8156th best seller. The ISBN for Stretcher Bearer is 9780745955667.
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Stretcher Bearer!Alan Hill, via The Good Book Stall
Dale Le Vack has carefully edited Charles Horton's memoirs and added background information about the war and the role of the RAMC. The result is an interesting, thought provoking and occasionally shocking read.
Although there is some description of the death and carnage that was trench warfare, this is not the focus of the book. Rather what comes over is a picture of day to day life near the front line and the bravery of these selfless yet almost forgotten heroes. Countless people owed their lives to the stretcher bearers who daily risked their lives to rescue the wounded from the battlefield.
This is a book by a Christian rather than a Christian book. His faith is seen by his deeds rather than his words.
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Many chose this difficult and dangerous work because of their principles - including conscientious objector Charles Horton, who went through the horrors of Passchendaele, Ypres and the Somme, fighting to get the injured away from the guns, to the safety of the field hospitals and beyond. After the war, Horton felt that the RAMC and their sacrifices were forgotten, and so in 1970 he wrote down his memories. In this glorious book, full of first hand detail, he takes us back to the trenches in France and the mountains of Italy.
This is a wonderful authentic account of one man's struggle to survive - and to keep others alive. With the approval of Horton's family, author Dale le Vack has edited Horton's journals for clarity, and added more text to provide background. The result is a superb memoir of one of the darkest periods in history.
Introduction: The Royal Army Medical Corps
Chapter 1: Introducing Charles Herbert “Bert” Horton
Chapter 2: 1970 – Reflections on a Conflict
Chapter 3: Europe Violated
Chapter 4: Arrival in France
Chapter 5: Eve of the Battle
Chapter 6: First Day of the Somme
Chapter 7: Battle of the Somme
Chapter 8: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)
Chapter 9: Italian Front and Armistice
Chapter 10: Mission to Vienna
Chapter 11: Demobilization
Chapter 12: Bert in Civilian Life
1. Stretcher Bearer’s World
3. Non-Combatants Cited for Bravery
Details for Stretcher Bearer
|Author / Artist||Charles Horton|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (March 2013)|
|Number of Pages||176|
|Page last updated||25th September 2014|