A violent bombardment followed by another gas attack, but the Canadians maintained their grounds. The Canadians established a reputation as a formidable fighting force. Congratulatory messages were cabled to the Canadian Prime Minister. "The costs were high, 6,035 Canadians, became casualties and more than 2,000 died." (Ypres 1915) These were heavy losses in four days for Canada 's little force whose men were civilians months before.
Although, not all of these fatalities were from seized from enemy fire; nearly two-thirds of the total deaths were caused by diseases that struck those who were fighting. The idea that caused so many deaths was due to the spreading of germs. Surgeons would operate on open wounds and though many were to be treated, infections were persistent during the war and would slowly kill the soldiers whom it affected. Because of the death toll from the spreading of germs and infections, the Union states in the North began transporting wounded soldiers to nearby hospitals for medical care. Soon after officials realized the medical system needed to be revamped, the ambulance corps was put in place.
The battle was deadly for thousands of French and British troops. Currie confirmed that his supply and ammunition lines were laid down before he entered the fight. His infantry was divided into exact units, each of which had a main objective. As a result, his battalion acquired the ridge, which was a key moment both in the war and in Canadian history, as other nations took notice of the contributions of Canadian troops to the Allied effort. For this, Currie was promoted to lieutenant-general in charge of the Canadian Corps.
Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality. From the first few pages, it reveals that Second Company has made it out of a battle, losing close to half their men. Soon after, we see a detailed description of Kemmerich’s death, a fellow soldier injured and amputated before the beginning of the story. The way his fellow soldiers reacted, not with apathy yet not with unbridled misery, immediately sets the tone for the book. Other scenes throughout the
They, a part of the reserve corps, are called up after both companies face some difficulty, and Michael’s platoon defends their territory. David is crucified when he chases the Germans to their trenches when they retreat, and Michael runs over to try to keep his promises of bringing David back alive. He is injured but succeeds. He later dies, but David survives but has to get his leg amputated, thousands die, but in the end, no ground was gained. The movie Passchendaele has been historically accurate about the themes of war.
On September 16, 1862, Daniel M. Holt M.D. wrote to his wife, “Shortly [we encountered] a rebel with his brains blown out, arms extended, and eyes protruding from their sockets, some not yet dead but grasping the few remaining breaths away in utter unconsciousness, others mortally wounded calling for water knowing that eternity was separated only by a hair’s breadth…I have seen what I never once expected I should see.” Dr. Holt of the 121st New York Army further describes the carnage and horror that he and countless other Civil War surgeons encountered in letters and journals written during his experience in the war. While working during a time described by Surgeon General William Hammond as “the end of the Medical Middle Ages,” it was inevitable
Regeneration by Pat Barker takes place in the year 1917 close to the end of World War I, in a mental hospital for soldiers of war called Craiglockhart, in Scotland. Many of the soldiers struggle to come to terms with the traumas of war, and are permanently damaged or disabled physically and or mentally. Dr. Rivers is the doctor in charge of over seeing these patients to rehabilitate them from their shell shock conditions, and get them ready to get back to the trenches to begin fighting again. Although many of these men will never be the same again, their goal is to get them in and out and back to war; this becomes a main issue within the novel. Many individuals believe that this is an anti-war novel, which for the most part it is; however, there are many underlying concerns that the war brings up other than just its mission.
All of this is conveyed by the passages,”A long way Gone,” and, “Babes in arms.” The war had disastrous effects on Ishmael. Can you imagine returning home to find your family and house in a burning mess. This is what happened to ishmael. The war killed his immediate family. This is what i observed in paragraph 2 of , "A long way gone, "when it states, "Why have i been the only one to survive the war?
On the back wall of his tomb, a painting showed Tutankhamun fighting in a battle. his face was pulled back into a look of focus that showed he fought for his country and would die for his people even if it was not an accident. Behind him was a large cluster of his people that he would have called his ‘army’. In addition to this hundreds of bows and arrows were found stashed in his tomb which not only would he have used to fight during the war but also would assist him in the afterlife. His medical examination gave viewers an insight into his injuries and they found he suffered from a knee injury.
Jünger’s tone gradually changed throughout his war years, perhaps because death and destruction constantly surrounded him. After the numerous close calls with death during the Battle of Somme, Jünger “noticed the experience had taken its toll on [his] nerves” (Jünger, p. 88). A year later, Lieutenant Brecht, who Jünger knew as a calm man, even in the face of total war, was killed. His death caused Jünger to think of his own mortality which was disheartening (Jünger, p. 197). The death of his friend Tebbe a few months later also caused Jünger great pain.
More and more people began to notice Custer and an artist by the name of Alfred Waud started to draw pictures of Custer and print them (McNamara, n.d.). Waud wrote "Custer charged and charged again here capturing and destroying trains and making many prisoners.” Custer continued to fight and helped end the war by cutting off General Lee’s last escape route (Custer 2014). He was a general filled with energy and bravery that is hard to find anywhere these
At daybreak, Abigail and her seven year old son, John Quincy Adams, climbed a nearby hill behind there house to see what was happening. What they saw was horrifying. Beyond the British and their warships in Boston Harbor, black smoke rose above the city. John Quincy and Abigail were deeply affected by this. The British had won the hill and the battle, but they did have many soldiers and officers die, unlike the Americans.
March 9, 2017 Aspen Wayment History of Physician Assistants There were many events leading up to the origination of the physician assistant. The military necessity in times of war was one of these events that induced the use of “non-physicians” and helped pave a pathway for physician assistants. In 1940 a highly respected physician trained his own “doctor’s assistant” to tend his patients while he was away receiving further medical education. This event was a major success and a brief example of what was to come a mere fifteen years later. The physician assistant occupation truly began in 1965 when a considerable shortage of physicians brought forth a breakthrough.