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‘Observations of an Orderly: Some Glimpses of Life and Work in An English War Hospital’, by L.-Cpl. Ward Muir, Royal Army Medical Corps. Muir, journalist and noted photographer, volunteered for service with the RAMC in 1914 and edited their Gazette during the conflict.

I. My First Day
II. Life in the Orderlies’ Huts
III. Washing-up
IV. A “Hut” Hospital
V. From the “D Block” Wards
VI. When the Wounded Arrive
VII. “T…. A….”
VIII. Laundry Problems
IX. On Buttons
X. A Word about “Slackers in Khaki”
XI. The Recreation Rooms
XII. The Cockney
XIII. The Station Party
XIV. Slang in a War Hospital
XV. A Blind Man’s Home-coming

London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1917

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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