The Napoleonicist is back: I speak to Michael Crumplin, author of 'Men of Steel' and co-author of'Waterloo: After the Glory' on 'The Human Cost of the Napoleonic Wars', discussing the medical toll on soldiers lives. We talk surgery, 'Wellington the medic', and why we need another Master & Commander film https://anchor.fm/the-napoleonicist/episodes/The-human-cost-of-the-war-ejsore
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Thanks again, I missed this one when being on holidays in Friauli, also entering areas of WWI battle fields at the Isonzo front.
I slightly disagree about the efficiency of the French ambulance system, the so called flying ambulances, so far I did not even find evidence that those carriages were produced and in case, in what numbers, they were evidently not there in numbers to evacuate badly wounded from the first line dressing stations to the rear.
Surprisingly the Prussian Army used till 1813 - albeit some few medical wagons, which originated in Britain in the late 18th century, much earlier even than Larrey was thinking about it.