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Surgeon With the Kaiser's Army

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Stephen Kurt Westmann gave up his medical studies at Freiburg University in 1914 to enlist in the German Army. He was soon involved in bloody hand-to-hand fighting against the French before moving to the Russian front.

Promoted to medical officer, despite being unqualified and barely into his twenties, he is given command of an ambulance train on the Western Front. He treat
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by Pen and Sword
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Dec 21, 2014 Harry rated it really liked it
Being interested in both medicine and the Great War, I looked forward to reading this book, which did not disappoint. The writer was a young medical student at the outset of World War One, and was quickly drawn into combat. He manages to survive the war, and details his experiences in the trenches and behind them, in a wide variety of settings. This is learning medicine on the fly.
There are many excellent descriptions of life on the German side of the line, and some scenes can be stirring and v
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Stephen Kurt Westmann was a medical student in Freiburg, Germany at the time of the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914. He enlisted in the German Army as an NCO with the 29th Division on the Western Front, 1914-1915). Subsequently, he went on to serve as an officer in the Medical Corps on the Western Front, 1916-1917.

In 1917, Westmann served as a medical officer to the Imperial German
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