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September 29, 1962

History of the Second World War; United Kingdom Medical Series. The Army Medical Services; Campaigns. Volume IV: Northwest Europe

JAMA. 1962;181(13):1151. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050390053022

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To recount historical events so near an author in time is a tremendous undertaking, as, generally, objective perspective has not had a sufficient amount of time to become well-developed. The editor of this volume, however, has done a commendable job in commingling the military progress of the attack on Hitler's Festung Europa and the medical problems incurred by the British and Canadian forces in such a campaign.

There is an extensive account of the military progress of the liberation of the continent from D-Day to the occupation of Germany at the war's end. This section is replete with numerous military maps and an almost daily log of the progress of the troops.

The planning for the care of the sick and injured was a gigantic task. Yet all the information on this vital part of the war effort is given in detail from the inception of the invasion plans up

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