The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Muniments Collection includes over 130,000 digitised pages of correspondence, reports, personal field diaries, memoirs, photographs and memorabilia given to the RAMC Museum and Archive (now the Army Medical Services Museum Trust) by former officers and men of the Corps.
Starting with the Duke of Marlborough’s campaigns in the Low Countries in the late 17th century, the collection also includes material relating to the Battle of Waterloo (1815), the Crimean War (1854-6), and the South African Boer War (1899-1902).
Papers concerning 20th century RAMC activity cover virtually every sphere of operations in both World Wars, including the Balkan Front, the Dardanelles, Africa, India, Italy, the Middle East, Russia, and the Western European and British Home fronts.
The collection is particularly rich in largely unpublished personal memoirs by ex-service personnel during and after the two World Wars. These illustrate the daily lives of the men of the RAMC, from mundane routines to photo albums of plastic surgery cases, disturbing prisoner of war accounts and the relentless evacuation of troops from the front line.
The original papers are held by the Army Medical Services Museum, where they are publicly accessible.
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