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The Resource Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe

Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe

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Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe
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Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe
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Language
eng
Summary
Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe (London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York: John Lane Company, MCMXX [1920]), containing Walshe's account of the British campaign in the Balkans while serving with the 708 Company Motor Transport attached to the Serbian Army in Macedonia during World War I, enhanced with 59 gelatin silver snapshots by Margaret English, a British Army nursing sister.
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CLU
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The Allied Powers, principally Britain and France, had set up the Macedonian Front based in Salonika (now Thessalonikē) to protect Serbia from attack by Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria; and English was assigned here, to the 37th General Hospital near Vertekop (now Skydra) during 1917-1919. English used her copy of Walshe's book as a scrapbook, affixing 55 small snapshots on the empty versos of the nine plates, blank endleaves, and blank portions of text pages; an additional four snapshots are laid in, as well as an undated newspaper clipping (probably from the late 1930s or early 1940s) containing an extract from Demosthenes's address to the Athenians on the occupation by the armies of Philip II of Macedon, drawing a parallel to Hitler's identical tactics of threats, occupation, and eventual take-over. The photographs document her life at 37th General Hospital, a tented village with 1600 beds, and one of five British hospitals on the Salonika front, serving wounded Serbs and Bulgarian prisoners of war who would arrive by train at the nearby station. One photo shows a line of French soldiers doing their laundry. Also included are two long view of the hospital's rows of white tents as seen from the railway station; and an aerial shot of the hospital, its borders clearly marked with large red crosses visible from the air. Another photo of two troopships suggests that English sailed to Alexandria aboard the British transport ship, H.M.T. "Saxon," where she boarded the H.M.T. "Menominee" for the final leg of the voyage to Salonika. Many of the photos are groups of English's co-workers--other military nurses, doctors, and officers (Major Alfred Barnes, Captain Greenwood, Sisters Hughes and Garrett)--standing in front of their tents, celebrating Boxing Day in 1917, or on leave at Lake Ostrovo in western Macedonia; as well as the Serbian patients they treated. Other photos portray the isolation of the hospital village amid rugged mountains, accessible by rutted unpaved roads, the closest towns being Vertekop and Vodena, poor villages of stone walls, unpaved streets, and open sewers. Peasants work herding sheep, driving donkeys, gathering charcoal and firewood, and women spin wool yarn as they walk or go about their chores, a drop spindle in their free hand. There are also shots of a farmer tilling his field with a primitive wooden plow pulled by two oxen, a street vendor selling the drink known as "sherbert" from a large pitcher on his back, and a Macedonian man in typical dress standing in front of his shop in Vodena. English photographed the ornate gilded interior of the church at Vodena, and the 14th-century Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles in Salonika, as well as the graves of nurses killed during a German bombing of the hospital that took place on March 12, 1917. On the back of one of the photos, dated Feb. 1919, English notes that it is her "last day at 37."
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Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
278 pages, [9] leaves of plates, [59] photographic prints
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Publishers' half binding of dark brown leather and light brown cloth; gold-stamped spine title "With the Serbs in Macedonia. Walshe." Four loose photographs laid in. Ownership inscription on front endleaf of Margaret English, dated 1920. Purchase, Donald A. Heald Rare Books, 2018.
Other physical details
illustrations (halftone), photographs (gelatin silver)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023516483
  • ucoclc1023516483
Label
Extra-illustrated copy of With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe
Production
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
278 pages, [9] leaves of plates, [59] photographic prints
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Publishers' half binding of dark brown leather and light brown cloth; gold-stamped spine title "With the Serbs in Macedonia. Walshe." Four loose photographs laid in. Ownership inscription on front endleaf of Margaret English, dated 1920. Purchase, Donald A. Heald Rare Books, 2018.
Other physical details
illustrations (halftone), photographs (gelatin silver)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023516483
  • ucoclc1023516483

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