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Pictured: Captain Theodore drew landmarks including churches which were reduced to rubble deadly barrages.<br />
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The poignant sketchbook of a World War One surgeon has been unearthed a century later.<br />
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Captain Theodore Howard Somervell, of the Royal Medical Corps, treated hundreds of wounded Tommies in a field hospital at the Battle of the Somme.<br />
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He was one of just four surgeons working flat-out in a tent, as scores of casualties lay dying on stretchers outside on the bloodiest in British military history.<br />
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There is a sombre pencil sketch of a soldier on the operating table surrounded by a nurse and doctors. Another watercolour shows the bodies of soldiers strewn on a boggy Western Front battlefield.