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1

What does RAMC ?

Royal Army Medical Corps


They would move casualties from the front line

2

Key trench facts

Had barbed wire
Sand bags
Dug under ground 6-7 feet deep
Zig zag for less easy target and absorb shock
Sand bags

3

What happened at the battle of Messines ?

June 1917
19 mines were blown up under German lines
10,000 died

4

What happened at the battle of Cambrai ?

Germans retreated and the allies broke defences with tanks

5

How many casualties on the first day of the dome and deaths ?

60,000 casualties

20,000 died


Between 174 medical officers

6

What happened in 1914?

1st battle of Ypres

7

When was the second battle of Ypres ?

1915

First battle to use chlorine gas

8

What does FANT stand for ?

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
Driving ambulances!

9

RAP?

Regimental Aid Post
To give immediate first aid

10

What were the dressing stations called?

ADS- advanced dressing station

MDS- main dressing station

11

CCS?

Casualty Clearing Station

12

Who was Harold Gillies ?

NZ doctor who did plastic surgery

13

What lead to I’ll health in trenches ?

Lice

Wet and muddy trench foot

Shell shock

Hypothermia