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A Doctor's Occupation Paperback – 1 Jul 1997
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A Doctors Occupation is the story of Dr John Lewis running his general practice in Jersey during 1940-1945. The Channel Isles were the only part of Britain to be occupied by German forces during the Second World War. This book gives a first hand account of life under Nazi rule and shows how Islanders coped under those circumstances.
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John had got off the Island with his heavily pregnant wife, then felt he had to go back to Jersey as being a doctor he had 12 other pregnant ladies in his care, as well as a practice full of general patents. he was not to see his wife and son for 5 yrs.
how the population managed was stoic, a good many of them didn't survive, a lot more of them were shipped off to camps in Germany never coming back. Russian and other nationalities were brought as workers, living in terrible conditions many dying for lack of food and warmth.
the local population were having to make do with all kinds of rationing made life very difficult, for concealing a radio you could be put in prison or worse. driving or cycling in the pitch black was a big problem. also being entirely cut off from UK.
medicine was in short supply running out on several occasions, Insulin ran out diabetics died.
the ingenuity of the doctor and his friends was much to be admired.
another fact i had never thought about, 5,000 dogs and cats were destroyed in 4 days as people fled the Island before the Germans invaded.
so glad i read the book would have liked the print to have been a bit bigger had difficulty with that my eyes not so good with small print even with glasses. .
It was so good that some humour could come through to lighten some of the stories, otherwise it might have been difficult to read to the end.
A very brave GP, who I suspect made lighter of his condition in order to serve his patients. A good model for us all!
The whole story itself was great and I loved reading about the methods folk used to supplement their sparse food resources and tactics just to survive. I certainly learned new bits of history that I had not been aware of and at times could have cried at the plight of the various people and families mentioned. A wonderful story and I'm so glad it was finally written down.
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