Review| Volume 58, ISSUE 3, P277-282, April 2020

Graeme Warrack: oral surgeon and war hero

Published:January 31, 2020DOI:


      This paper describes the heroic efforts of Graeme Warrack, an oral surgeon, to save as many lives as possible during the battles around Arnhem in 1944. As the chief medical officer (CMO) of the medical section of the 1st British Airborne Division, he and his staff took care of many casualties, both on the battlefield and at the emergency hospital in Apeldoorn, north of Arnhem. He escaped from the hospital when all the patients were to be transported to prisoner of war (POW) camps in Germany, and was hidden by a Dutch family. Finally, with the help of the Dutch resistance movement, he was successfully ferried over the big rivers into liberated country.


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