By Eran Dolev, Louis Lillywhite
This booklet analyzes the clinical providers of the Egyptian Expeditionary strength less than the command of normal Allenby throughout the Palestine Campaigns of 1917-18. It describes the struggle opposed to epidemic sickness encouraged via common Allenby's distinct perspective in the direction of the health and wellbeing of the troops and to army medication and the advancements in military-medical association and surgical procedure at the battlefield in the course of those campaigns.
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Indd 35 1/24/2007 12:55:51 36 Allenby’s Military Medicine proximity of my heart and lungs. […] I was moved immediately to El Arish where there was a casualty clearing station. This consisted of a number of white marquees with red crosses to warn the Turks to keep off. It was decided that an immediate removal of the shrapnel bullets was vital, possibly even essential, to save my life. Accordingly I was taken to the theatre tent and introduced to the little surgeon who was to carry out the operation on me.
T hough the whole Sinai Peninsula was now in British hands, there were still a few Turkish outposts in the heart of the Sinai desert which British patrols had not yet encountered. One of them was Bir el Hassana, situated on Wadi El Arish, about thirty-three miles south of Magdhaba. R. Bassett, advanced from Magdhaba during the night and surprised the Turkish garrison at Bir el Hassana, which surrendered without any resistance. However, local Bedouins, probably disturbed by the British force, opened fire in its direction.
The medical services of the ANZAC Mounted Division were well organized before the action in Rafah. Each field ambulance consisted of 10 pairs of litters, 15 pairs of cacolets, 12 sand carts, 12 cycle stretchers, and 6 sand sledges. 29 ‘The work of the MC and the Stretcher Bearers was again magnificent. ’30 On 4 January 1917 the railway reached El Arish to be followed four days later by the pipeline. indd 31 1/24/2007 12:55:51 32 Allenby’s Military Medicine Yeomanry brigades of the EEF, which had not been mounted since their return from the Dardanelles.
Allenby's Military Medicine: Life and Death World War I Palestine by Eran Dolev, Louis Lillywhite