A Doctor in the Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches

Davidson, Andrew

| 2014

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The extraordinary true story of a young medical officer's time in the trenches of the First World War from 1914-15, as seen through through the lens of his camera. Written by Fred's grandson, Andrew Davidson, and interweaving contemporary narrative with 250 captivating, previously unknown photographs taken at the front, it is a must-have for history and photography enthusiasts alike. Fred's War tells the extraordinary story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling the Great War's earliest front line photographs, and Fred Davidson, their 25-year-old medical officer, one of the first doctors to win the Military Cross. His pictures are seen here for the first time, alongside those taken by his friend Lieutenant Robert Money and fellow officers. Using a unique approach blending 250 original photographs with contemporary narrative, the author, Fred's grandson,...

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