Parachute Doctor: The Memoirs of Captain David Tibbs Paperback – Illustrated, 30 Jun 2012
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About the Author
David Tibbs began his medical career at Guy's Hospital in London before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1943. His wartime service saw him being wounded by a sniper and earning the Military Cross. Upon his return to civilian life he qualified to become a surgeon and had a long and distinguished career within the National Health Service. Before retirement he was influential in the building of the new John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. David lives in Oxford and has been happily married to Marie, for 44 years. The editor, Neil Barber, has written two books. The Day the Devils Dropped In is about the 9th Parachute Battalion's D-Day assault on the Merville Gun Battery and its subsequent epic defence of the notorious Chateau St Come. The Pegasus and Orne Bridges details the capture, defence and relief on D-Day of these two vital objectives. He also edited the memoirs of Army Commando, Stan Scott, published as Fighting with the Commandos. All three books delve deeper into their subject than anything previously published.
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He himself was wounded about three months later, but recovered in time to take part in the Airborne Crossing of the Rhine. He stayed with the Battalion as far as the Baltic and then later in the Far East where they took part in a little known episode of fighting WITH the Japanese against insurgents in Java.
Reading this book really helps me understand what it must have been like. I am in total admiration for that generation. We really must not forget and this helps us remember.
This book is an invaluable record of endurance and courage, and a tribute to members of the RAMC (including many conscientious objectors who underwent parachute training to drop into war zones and assist in humanitarian projects). There are many photographs, and the book is beautifully produced, a fascinating narrative. For £9.99, don't miss it.
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Good book interspersed with lots of pictures, photos etc.
The grim but brave task of the MO's is brought to life.
We will remember them...
Another good book about the upbringing and career of an Airborne medic and his post war servicePublished 15 months ago by paul dutton
Very good from start to finish. How brave of this young Doctor and all of the Medical teams involved in retrieving and treating battlefield casualties with such horrendous wounds.Published on 9 Feb. 2014 by Marcus Brotherton