Photo 2: Force posture organised in columns (personal collection).
Figure 1: The timetable of a day: combat and medical care.
Triage, categorisation, medicalisation
Motorized combat in the valley
Uphill battle on foot
6h30 Start of the operation
11h 1st Casualties 12h!! Wounded Nest Installed
18h!! End of The fighting 18h20 Last Wounded at the Wounded Nest
care. The triage was done by a French doctor, while the Chadian team performed first aid during combat with the help of the French nurse and the French health aid. The medical treatment chosen for each casualty is summed up in table 1.
10h15 1st Encounter
other elements. As soon as the “wounded nest” was firmly settled (photo 3), a continuous inflow of casualties and dead soldiers was taken care of. This was from around 6.00pm. They were brought in by pick-up trucks directly from the battleground without any prior medical
International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services
Revue Internationale des Services de Santé des Forces Armées