New Zealand's Mobile Surgical Unit in the Western Desert during World War II developed concepts and practice of early surgical treatment by small teams close to the battle front, based partly on the experience of New Zealand surgeon Douglas Jolly during the Spanish Civil War. Lessons learned by the Mobile Surgical Unit were taken up by field medical units in other Allied armies during the war. The book includes dramatic descriptions of times when the Mobile Surgical Unit was operating while fighting swirled around them in the Sidi Rezegh region. They found themselves working for both sides in the conflict and were praised by Rommel himself for their care of German soldiers.
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