Healthcare Services in the Great War Portuguese Soldiers

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Portugal fought alongside the Allied forces in Angola and Mozambique beginning in 1914 and three years later also in France. Poorly prepared, Portuguese troops suffered as a consequence of the military conflict and different diseases. The article presents the ongoing research project on healthcare services provided to Portuguese troops during and after the Great War. The paper reviews the state of the art on this subject and indicates the main aims of the project, as well as the methodology being used. Moreover, the first results of our analysis come to light, providing further clues and questions likely to deepen the knowledge on the Portuguese soldiers' healthcare during the Great War.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalTransylvanian review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • First World War
  • Portugal
  • campaign hospitals
  • care-givers
  • war-wounded

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