Find School Workshops
History

Mud, Blood and Bandages: Trauma Medicine in the First World War Trenches

Mud, Blood and Bandages: Trauma Medicine in the First World War Trenches
Website: Mud, Blood and Bandages: Trauma Medicine in the First World War Trenches
Clicks: 5
Andy Robertshaw is a leading expert in trench warfare and in developments in trauma medicine experienced on the Western Front in the First World War. Let Andy bring to life the horror of injuries suffered and treatments administered as the Royal Army Medical Corps struggled to save lives amid the carnage of the trenches established in the first fully mechanised war. Using artefacts such as stretchers, shrapnel, helmets, gas masks and bandages, Andy illustrates how medical care improved dramatically over the course of the war via training, hygiene, the recording of injuries, triage, field dressing packs, mobile operating theatres, and medical advancements such as blood transfusions, x-rays and anti-tetanus serum. Your GCSE students can find out what it was like to be a stretcher bearer and can see for themselves the type of shrapnel that did such horrific damage to flesh and bone.

Workshops and talks can be tailored to the requirements of the school with regard to duration, number of talks per day and size of audience. One teacher is required to attend and the venue can be a large classroom or hall, depending on the size of the group.
Fields
Locations: England;
Telephone Number: 07887977537
Postcode: SM5 4HR
Images: 43-50b0238e4b.jpg 43-0aaa46b8dd.jpg
Workshop Themes: Medicine in the trenches, World War One, History of Medicine, Trench Warfare
Ages (Keystages): Ages 13-16 (KS4)
Contact Listing Owner

Your Full name *:

Your Email *:

Subject *:

Postcode:

Job Title:

Reason *:

I am happy to receive newsletters from you.

Captcha *
Very Bottom Banners

School History Full of History resources and ideas for history teachers