Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Operating Room Tent
This is a typical field hospital operating room, just off the beach, set up by an amphibious section surgical team. These medics told me that in this operating tent they had all the equipment and facilities that would be available in the finest operating room in a New York hospital, making it possible to give the wounded the full benefit of surgical science. The man on the table had a bullet through both thighs. He said it felt like being hit with a baseball bat. SGT. JOHN SCOTT