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Author Snelling, Stephen.

Title Commando Medic [electronic resource] : Doc Harden VC / Stephen Snelling.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
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Summary Eric Harden was the only British Army medic to be awarded the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery during World War II and remains the only rank and file member of the Royal Army Medical Corps to be awarded the Victoria Cross. As a pre-war member of the St John Ambulance, he saw service during the 1940-41 Blitz and later volunteered for the Commandos, undergoing the same rigorous training as the fighting men before being attached to 45 Royal Marine Commando. He landed with his unit on D-Day and was involved in some of the fiercest fighting of the Normandy campaign. During a bitter battle on the Dutch-German border, Harden, known throughout his unit as Doc, was killed saving the lives of wounded men trapped in no-man's land. Commenting on the posthumous award, the Secretary of State for War said, "I do not remember ever reading anything more heroic.".
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Subject Harden, Eric, 1912-1945.
Great Britain. Army -- Medical personnel -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
Victoria Cross.
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Other Form: Print version: Snelling, Stephen. Commando medic. Stroud : Spellmount, 2012. 9780752479439 (hardback) : (Uk)016135474
ISBN 9780752483795 (e-pub)
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