Members of a rescue team after an air raid, 1939-1945. Photograph: French Red Cross.
The exhibition Assistance for Casualties and Victims from the Great War to the present day highlights the medical care provided to combatants and the changes made in emergency medicine from the Battle of Verdun up to recent conflicts and events, based on actions taken in the Verdun area. Beginning with the devastated local landscape, the exhibition takes visitors through one hundred years of history with historic objects, archival photographs and films, and contemporary medical equipment, explaining developments and giving insight into the evacuation chain.
Duration : 1 Hour
In French only
Médecin Général Inspecteur (2s) Raymond Wey. All rights reserved.
Médecin Général Inspecteur (2s), Raymond Wey is President of the Comité d’Histoire du Service de santé des armées and Vice-President of the Association des amis du musée du Service de santé des armées. He is an EMS graduate (Enseignement militaire supérieur) and an Army Medical Corps expert with special knowledge of organisational techniques and military logistics. He worked as a health adviser to the Army Chief of Staff and, during his career, has also been Inspecteur des réserves with the French Army’s medical corps, Secretary General to the Conseil Supérieur de la réserve militaire and Adviser to the French Secretary of State for Defence and Veterans Affairs. He was a member of the committee responsible for the exhibition entitled Assistance for Casualties and Victims from the Great War to the present day with museographer Anne Bourdais and Médecin Général Inspecteur (2s) Olivier Farret.
Free on presentation of a museum ticket. Numbers are limited.
Linked to this event
2.30pm: Talk entitled, Medical Assistance in the Great War and the Everyday Life of French Soldiers, by Médecin Général Inspecteur (2s) Raymond Wey.
5pm: Concert under the title, In the Medical Corps: The Pianist Conscript, with pianist Amaury Breyne.