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!Salud!; British volunteers in the Republican Medical Service during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.


Salud ; British volunteers in the Republican Medical Service during the Spanish Civil War, 1936u1939.

Palfreeman, Linda.

Sussex Academic Press


346 pages


Sussex Academic studies on contemporary Spain


Palfreeman (journalism, University of Cardenal Herrera, Spain) draws on her own research into local aspects of the Spanish Civil War to describe the efforts of British volunteers in Spain in support of the Republican government. The book begins with details on the integration of the British Unit into the International Brigades' Medical Services. Medical provisions for various battles are described, the history of hospitals established by British personnel is noted, and the eventual withdrawal of British medical personnel is chronicled. A final chapter reflects on developments that paved the way for changes in medical care in WWII. The book includes excerpts from letters and other primary source accounts, plus chapter-opening quotes from Spanish-language literature on the war. About 60 pages of appendices list British volunteers, medical officers, members of various organizations, and British medical personnel who died in Spain. The book is illustrated with b&w historical photos and documents. Distributed in the US by IPG.

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Date:Dec 1, 2013
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