Medic: Saving Lives by John Nichol and Tony Rennell is the story of those brave men - and, increasingly in this day and age, women - who go to war armed with bandages not bombs, scalpels not swords, and put saving life above taking life.
Their job is to put themselves in the heart of danger - to run into battle to rescue the wounded and to risk their own lives to try and save the dying.
Doctors, nurses, medics and stretcher bearers go where the bullets are thickest, through bomb alleys and mine fields, ducking mortars and rockets, wherever someone is hit and the shout goes up - 'Medic!
We need a medic over here!' War at its rawest is their domain, an ugly place of shattered bodies, severed limbs, broken heads and death.
Wherever the cry of 'Medic!' is heard, it will be answered.
From the beaches of Dunkirk to the desert towns of Afghanistan, there can be no nobler cause. 'Gripping, moving and thoughtful. The excellent team of Nichol and Rennell have done it again' Patrick Bishop, author of Fighter Boys John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War.
He was captured and made a prisoner of war. Tony Rennell is a writer for the Daily Mail and a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times.
Their previous books include The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies and Home Run.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/05/2010
- Category: Military life & institutions
- ISBN: 9780141024202