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LEONARD McCOMBE          Picture Post 1944 - Front Line Doctor                                             

This Leonard McCombe photo essay, entitled the 'Frontline Doctor', is an intimate document of a Regimental Aid Post behind the frontline in Normandy in 1944. His sensitve portrait of Major James Lendrum Nicol, MC of the 130th (Wessex} Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, appeared on the cover of Picture Post.

This unit of the RAMC formed part of the 43rd Wessex Division who were involved in heavy fighting for Hill 112 in Normandy.  Major Nicol and his men were the first to assess and treat battlefield casaulties.

James Nicol died in Christchuch New Zealand in 1984.

Other Leonard McCombe Magazines For Sale
Picture Post
September 9th 1944
Picture Post
October 7 1944
Life Magazine
September 12 1949