The Red and Green Life Machine : Rick Jolly :Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. What a story and fascinating reading for someone who played a very small part in the great and, untimately, successful Operation Corporate to evict the unwelcome occupiers from the Falkland Islands. Rick Jolly certainly paints a graphic picture of medicine in war and his love of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm certainly shines through. From the comfort of my London home now, and the relative comfort of my cabin on board a small Royal Navy ship then, it is hard to imagine the setting up of a surgical field hospital in a redundant meat factory from 22 May and the outstanding work its medics and supporting marines undertook so successfully. It is a tale not often told, a business certainly underestimated by one fortunate enough not to need much from naval surgeons in my career, and one that should be read by anyone interested in naval and military history. Bluff Cove Air Attacks.
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In just one of many stirring incidents, when due to the imminent final offensive he was told no helicopters could be spared to take the wounded from his field hospital in a disused mutton refrigerator at Ajax Bay to the waiting hospital ship Uganda, my meeting Lief and quite well written. Jess Phillips. Rick Jolly visited Lfe Medical Students Society with his touring presentation and may well have influenced my joining the ranks of Light Blue; ultimately then. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Fascinating and quite well written. Top gesture from Rick. This book was recommended to me by a fellow local military historian, an ex Colonel in the Royal Artillery who served in Korea. What makes it most mahine is the contrast between the big picture logistics of running a hospital in a remote place and the very human stories Jolly tells.
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Rick Jolly, who has died aged 71 of complications from a heart condition, was the only serviceman in the Falklands war of to be honoured by both the British and Argentinian sides. The awards were in recognition of his achievements in managing three frontline field hospitals in which more than 1, casualties — among them around Argentinian soldiers and airmen — were successfully treated, and in later years in fostering a bold and imaginative spirit of reconciliation between the once warring armies. Jolly was the senior medical officer of 3 Commando Brigade, the force of around 5, Royal Marines and paratroopers dispatched on the commandeered cruise liner SS Canberra to liberate the Falklands in April Here, in an atmosphere of cheerful squalor, Jolly and his team of doctors, nurses and medical assistants carried out more than major operations on casualties from both sides through the three weeks of the intense and violent conflict, often working through the night in freezing surroundings, lit only by torchlight. Because of the proximity of a British ammunition dump, they were not allowed to display a red cross on the building, in accordance with Geneva conventions, and an Argentinian Skyhawk hit the plant with two bombs, which remained unexploded in the roof throughout the campaign. In all, more than combat casualties from both sides passed through their hands; only three men died of their wounds. It thus provided a safe haven for this correspondent to write his weekly dispatch.
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Having read it almost 36 years ago, and completed the gruelling Royal Marine commando course in It thus provided a safe haven for this correspondent to write his weekly dispatch, and the people who served or were treated in it. He joined the Royal Navy on ane five-year short commission. However they are overshadowed by the deeds of Jolly and his men in helping the wounded enemy as best as they could.
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