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Win Mick Crumplin's book competition

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » September 5th, 2016, 9:39 am

Send you entry TODAY to and win Mick Crumplin's Bloody Fields of Waterloo book.

Alas, I just heard about this competition and it ends tomorrow.

Some 55,000 soldiers were killed or wounded at Waterloo and the study begins with a brief overview of the principal battle of the 1815 campaign, with medical commentary and an outline of the ranking and types of medical staff with their responsibilities.

Waterloo was visited by Britain’s only (Regius) Professor of Military Surgery in Edinburgh, John Thomson, who toured the Belgium hospitals after the battle and wrote a valuable report on his findings among the wounded. As well as covering Thomson’s findings the book also pulls together a collection of (largely British Army) medical anecdotes relating to wounded officers and men, some better known than others.

Together these chapters make for a fascinating insight into the bloody backdrop of Britain’s most famous battle.

To win answer the following question:

What was the name of Wellington’s personal physician and surgeon who amputated the leg of Henry Paget, Lord Uxbridge, at Waterloo?

Hint: you will find the answer in our 200 Objects of Waterloo section in the description of this famous object.

Email your answer to with ‘Waterloo Book Competition’ in the subject line.

Don’t forget to include your name and address so we can send the book out to you if you win.

Competition closes on September 6 2016.

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