Stretcher Bearer: Fighting for Life in the Trenches

Author(s): Charles Horton

Military History

Among the thousands of men who suffered in the trenches during World War I, some did not even have the protection of a weapon. Members of the Royal Army Medical Corps were there not to take lives, but to save them. Many chose this difficult and dangerous work because of their principles - including volunteer 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. In 1970, Horton wrote down his memories. 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.

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Charles 'Bert' Horton was a non-comformist from Handsworth who served on the Western Front as a stretcher bearer in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Dale le Vack is an international broadcast journalist and television producer with over four decades experience in the UK print and electronic media. He was on the staff of the BBC and a producer/director at Thames Television. He now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon where he works as a journalist. This is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9780745955667
  • : Lion Hudson Plc
  • : Lion Books
  • : March 2013
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Horton
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.47541092
  • : 940.47541092
  • : 224
  • : 224
  • : 8pp b/w plate section
  • : 8pp b/w plate section