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"Ten months with the Russian Army" - RN Armoured Cars


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I thought you might be interested to read this first-person account by Surgeon William Herbert King, RN, here: https://archive.org/details/JRNMSVOL4Images/page/n249/mode/2up (King, W. H. Ten months with the Russian Army. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, vol. 4 (1918), pp. 193-203).

 

 

"One of my colleagues was sent with our sick-bay lorry and took away all the English sisters working at a hospital in P----, as the Russians were unable to provide transport for them. He had an unenviable task, as the Russian director of the hospital suddenly went off his head, and someone literally was obliged to sit on him throughout the whole journey of 140 versts [90+ miles] or more to our base in Russian territory."

 

@domwalsh one of the surgeons mentioned is W.L. Glegg who was later at Zeebrugge. Also mentioned, Surgeon Maitland Bodley Scott who later transferred to the RAMC and served as surgeon specialist to the Dunsterforce in Mesopotamia.

 

sJ

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Thanks for posting, a very interesting first hand account, however after arriving in Archangel the RN armoured cars were transported by train to the Roumanian front (River Danube) and thereafter the Galician front until their eventual return rail journey back to Archangel. They therefore took no part in any of the fighting along the Dvina River.

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On 06/08/2020 at 11:17, KizmeRD said:

Thanks for posting, a very interesting first hand account, however after arriving in Archangel the RN armoured cars were transported by train to the Roumanian front (River Danube) and thereafter the Galician front until their eventual return rail journey back to Archangel. They therefore took no part in any of the fighting along the Dvina River.

My mistake! I'll see if I can change the title.

 

 

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