What was the Hundred Years’ War?

Introduction The Hundred Years’ War was a series of conflicts in Western Europe from 1337 to 1453, waged between the House of Plantagenet and its cadet House of Lancaster, rulers of the Kingdom of England, and the House of Valois over the right to rule the Kingdom of France. It was one of the most… Read More

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What was the Fashoda Incident?

Introduction The Fashoda Incident was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in East Africa, occurring in 1898. A French expedition to Fashoda on the White Nile river sought to gain control of the Upper Nile river basin and thereby exclude Britain from the Sudan. The French party and a British-Egyptian force… Read More

Motor Neuron Disease: Civilian vs Military Populations

Research Paper Title Is the incidence of motor neuron disease higher in French military personnel? Background Previous studies, mostly from the United States, showed an increased risk of motor neuron disease (MND) in military personnel. The researchers compared MND incidence rates in French military personnel to that in the general population. Methods Among persons covered… Read More

Does the use of a Digital Cognitive Aid by Combat Casualty Care Providers improved Performance during Field Training of Simulated Crises?

Research Paper Title Use of a Digital Cognitive Aid in the Early Management of Simulated War Wounds in a Combat Environment, a Randomized Trial. Background The French army has implemented an algorithm based on the acronym “MARCHE RYAN,” each letter standing for a key action to complete in order to help first care providers during… Read More

Is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes Frequent & Severe among French Patients Evacuated from War Theatres?

Research Paper Title Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the forward environment. Retrospective analysis of ARDS cases among French Army war casualties. Background According to the Joint Theater Trauma Registry, 26-33% of war casualties develop Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), with high mortality. Here the researchers aimed to describe ARDS incidence and severity among patients evacuated… Read More

The Management of Blast Injury of the Hands related to Warfare Explosive Devices

Research Paper Title Blast injury of the hand related to warfare explosive devices: experience from the French Military Health Service. Background The objective was to report on the experience of the French Army Health Service in the management of blast injury of the hands related to warfare explosive devices. Methods A retrospective study was conducted… Read More

French Military Operations: What are the Prehospital Challenges?

Research Paper Title Five years of prolonged field care: prehospital challenges during recent French military operations. Background French military operations in the Sahel conducted since 2013 over more than 5 million square kilometers have challenged the French Military Health Service with specific problems in prolonged field care. Methods To describe these challenges, we retrospectively analysed… Read More