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The Black Scalpel: A Surgeon with the S.O.E.

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Product description

Geoffrey Parker
William Kimber, London, 1968.
Hardback; 165 x 245 mm; orange boards with gold titles on spine; 157 pages. Original unclipped dust jacket. Five monochrome photographs.
The book is in good condition but slightly cocked. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is scuffed, chipped, and bumped. Internally the jacket is tanned and stained. The bottom of the spine of the book is bumped. On the recto of the front free endpaper a capital red letter “H” is stamped. The edges of the leaves are tanned with some foxing, visible when the book is closed. The top edges are particularly grubby.
This is the story of a middle-aged British surgeon who was parachuted into the Haut Jura in France in 1944. It recounts his work as a doctor with the maquis. In addition to a DSO, he was appointed a Commander of the Legion d’Honneur by the French Government and received other awards. It will appeal to those with an interest in World War II, especially the operations of SOE, and is an opportunity to read an account of the medical aspects directly from someone who was there.

Item details

Author(s):
Geoffrey Parker
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
165 x 245 mm
Edition:
1968
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
157
Publisher:
William Kimber
Title:
The Black Scalpel: A Surgeon with the S.O.E.

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Geoffrey Parker
William Kimber, London, 1968.
Hardback; 165 x 245 mm; orange boards with gold titles on spine; 157 pages. Original unclipped dust jacket. Five monochrome photographs.
The book is in good condition but slightly cocked. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is scuffed, chipped, and bumped. Internally the jacket is tanned and stained. The bottom of the spine of the book is bumped. On the recto of the front free endpaper a capital red letter “H” is stamped. The edges of the leaves are tanned with some foxing, visible when the book is closed. The top edges are particularly grubby.
This is the story of a middle-aged British surgeon who was parachuted into the Haut Jura in France in 1944. It recounts his work as a doctor with the maquis. In addition to a DSO, he was appointed a Commander of the Legion d’Honneur by the French Government and received other awards. It will appeal to those with an interest in World War II, especially the operations of SOE, and is an opportunity to read an account of the medical aspects directly from someone who was there.

Author(s):
Geoffrey Parker
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
165 x 245 mm
Edition:
1968
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
157
Publisher:
William Kimber
Title:
The Black Scalpel: A Surgeon with the S.O.E.

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