National Service Fifty Years Ago: Life of a Medical Conscript in West Africa

National Service Fifty Years Ago: Life of a Medical Conscript in West Africa

by Professor G C Cook

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Between 1946 and 1962, following World War II (1939-45), for the first time in peace-time Britain, conscription was introduced as a partial solution to Churchill’s ‘cold war’ strategy. While the majority of conscripts served their two-years within the UK or Europe, a minority was sent to overseas locations, some to where actual fighting was taking place. The author of this book was based in Nigeria for most of his years of National Service, more specifically at Yaba, a suburb of Lagos.
This narrative, which took place immediately after Nigerian independence from colonial rule, is Corps officer, serving in the Royal Nigerian Army in newly independent Nigeria. Apart from medical duties, he acquired a great deal of information on the Atlantic slave trade, much of which was centred on the Nigerian coast.

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BN ID: 2940046430066
Publisher: Amolibros
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Professor Gordon Cook, DSc, MD, FRCP is a physician with a special interest in tropical and infectious diseases, and a medical historian; he was formerly a Medical Specialist, Royal Nigerian Army; Lecturer in Medicine, Makerere University, Uganda; Professor of Medicine, The University of Zambia; Professor of Medicine, Riyadh University, Saudi Arabia; Professor of Medicine, The University of Papua New Guinea; Visiting Professor of Medicine, The Universities of Basrah and Mosul, Iraq; and Visiting Professor, Quatar.

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