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SURGEON IN KHAKI
ARTHUR ANDERSON MARTIN
SENIOR SURgeon, palmERSTON NORth hospital, new zealAND
LATE FIELD ambulance, 5th divISION, 2ND ARMY
LATE SURGICAL specialist, no. 6 general Hospital, rouen, francCE
LATE CIVIL SURGEON, SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE, 1901
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In the following pages an attempt is made to record, however imperfectly, some of the scenes, and the impressions formed, during those great days of 1914 when our army was fighting so stubbornly and against such odds in France and Flanders.
The notes in many instances are disconnected, but the things seen presented themselves in a disconnected way, and if they are not all beautifully dovetailed one into another, they are at least given forth somewhat in the way in which I viewed and received them myself. During the actual progress of this war, and when the war is happily over, much literature bearing on the great struggle will be produced, but I venture to think that of the personal narrative and the personal impression one cannot have too much.
The narrative includes my experiences at Le Havre, Harfleur, and the battle of the Marne, the march to the Aisne, the wait on the Aisne, the move across France to the new lines behind La Bassée, and the final move to Flanders not far from Ypres.
ARTHUR A. MARTIN.