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Title: The Great War letters of Humphrey Francis Humphreys : an edition
Author: Bridgewater, Richard Douglas.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3479 6439
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2003
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The Royal Army Medical Corps made a significant contribution to victory in the Great War. Humphrey Humphreys' letters provide a rare account of life in one of its most effective units, a field ambulance. He served throughout the war and was in the Middle East from April 1915 until March 1919. During this time he served in 2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance and its successors, rising to command the unit during the advance on Damascus. He also served as Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services with 53rd Division and the Yeomanry Mounted Division during the 3rd Battle of Gaza and the Jerusalem campaign. The letters are annotated and provided with a commentary. This gives Humphreys' background prior to joining the army and an account of his post war activities. It sets out the military and medical contexts of his service, and the principal military operations in which he took part. Contributions made to the war effort by Birmingham's upper middle class, by students and past students of Birmingham University and by old boys of Bromsgrove School are assessed: Humphreys was a member of each of these three sets. Comparisons are made with other universities and schools.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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