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Memories of Service 3 - Laurence Reynolds Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 3 - Laurence Reynolds

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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Aged 101 when interviewed for this series, Auckland-born Laurence Reynolds was a Major in the British Army during World War II. Reynolds was studying medicine in the UK when war broke out. Here he recounts his wartime service, from running a hospital in Iraq and dealing with malaria (almost dying of it himself), to romance on home leave, and facing polio and ambushes while working as a doctor in Quetta and Bannu (in what is now Pakistan). Post-war, Reynolds went on to pioneer coronary rehabilitation, including helping establish the first coronary care unit at Greenlane Hospital.

It killed everything: snakes, frogs, everything.
– Laurence Reynolds on dealing with malaria in Iraq, by spraying insecticide Paris Green