The Great War, I was there - Part 23

THIS B LEAKS P O TWAS A HAVEN O F REFUGE In the midst of the hubbub of a battle there always rose the cry“ Stretcher-bearers! Stretcher-bearers! ”and the wounded who were lucky enough were overtaken a tortuous path to such a place as this, an advanced dressing station. But countless numbers were left where they fell to wait in vain, to suffer and to die. To many casualties these dressing stations, bleak and sordid as they were, were havens of refuge where for a time their pain was eased, and whence they went, if fortune favoured, to hospital and, perhaps, to“ Blighty.” This photograph was taken on the Montauban-Guillemont inroad 1916. Imperial War Museum 898
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