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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Work of 4 MDS at Atessa

Work of 4 MDS at Atessa

Wounds at that time were mainly caused by shells or bullets and there were fewer mine wounds, hence very few severe tarsal injuries. Figures are available giving the percentage of wounds caused by different missiles at that period as follows:

Number Percentage
Bomb wound (mortar) 62 8·25
Shell wound 396 52·72
Bomb wound (aerial) 60 7·98
Grenade 9 1·19
GSW (small arms) 149 19·84
Mine wounds 68 9·05
Weapon (unspecified) 7 ·93