Maxwell Fox didn’t know what he would witness in France. America had only been in the Great War since April 2, 1917. Nothing could have prepared him for the horrors that awaited him and the rest of the men of the 4th Infantry “Ivy” Division. As the Meuse-Argonne Offensive raged on, Maxwell became assigned to a unit of stretcher bearers, men who were tasked with running into harm’s way to rescue their fallen brethren from the clutches of death. This wouldn’t be an easy job, but with Graham, Frank, and Ralph by his side, Maxwell had to rely on his team and hope to survive. A dark and honest look at the bond of brotherhood during war, The Stretcher Bearers tells the unforgettable tale of a young soldier trying to save the lives of wounded soldiers and keep the men he’d formed a bond with alive. But in the “war to end all wars,” no one was safe.
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Delightful isn't right word for this book, but it was definitely well written and drawn. This is a stirring account of what medic teams during World War I went through on the front lines. Constantly dodging artillery shells while running around aimlessly looking for wounded. Wounded who might not even make it if they do get them off the frontlines. This graphic novel catches the horrors medics teamed face back in the day and the mental trauma that they suffered from while still trying to complete their duties. An excellent read for those into learning about the horrors of war. I received this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. This review will be posted closer to the publishing date on Goodreads and any retail outlets.