British POW medical orderly in Prisoner of War Eye Hospital at Bad Soden-Salmunster in Germany, 1943-1944
REEL 1 Recollections of period as POW medical orderly with Prisoner of War Eye Hospital at Bad Soden-Salmunster in Germany, 1943-1944: background to transfer to hospital; role of hospital; arrival of wounded Marmaduke Hussey at hospital, 1944; how Marmaduke Hussey was admitted to hospital; description of Marmaduke Hussey’s wounds; search for blood for transfusion; how he carried out blood transfusion on Marmaduke Hussey; further details of Marmaduke Hussey’s wounds; kindness of German nursing sister; repatriation of Marmaduke Hussey after six months; opinion of his actions.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.