Fred’s War: A Doctor in the Trenches/Andrew Davidson. Short Books Lts. Hardcover. New: 17/10/2013. ISBN 1780721811 (RRP £25)
This is the extraordinary story of a young doctor who, in 1914, illegally took his camera to war. Showing his remarkable photographs for the first time and played out against the the early stages of WWI, it offers an unusually intimate portrait of doctors on the front line. It also examines just how ill-prepared Army doctors were for the carnage they would have to face and asks, how did they cope?