The Great War, I was there - Part 3

FROM STRAW BEDS TO BLIGHTY Every available building was pressed into service to accommodate the wounded in the early days of the war, some­times only a barn, sometimes a farmhouse, and sometimes such a stately, though empty, chateau as this. For the wounded only straw beds were available, and here, while British wounded are being carried out, more straw is being carried in, though straw in hospitals was a formidable danger casein of fire, as Colonel Osburn outpoints in Chapter 13. But straw, too, was often the best bedding the Germans could provide, and blood-soaked at that, as is told in page 130. Imperial War Museum 136
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