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Getting Dressed VAD Nurse WW1

WATCH: How a VAD Nurse got dressed during World War 1

If you ever were interested in how nurses dressed themselves or how many layers they wore during World War One, this is an interesting video guide on how a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse got dressed during World War 1. This video was produced by Nick Loven from Crow’s Eye Productions, who also directed Tell …

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Petit-type tourniquet, London, England, 1823-1829.

History of the life-saving Tourniquet

During World War I, the medical profession responded with mobile X-Ray machines, the use of the Thomas Splint, use of vaccines, and new emphasis on continuing care and rehabilitation. Many of the medical innovations that were seen in the Great War proved itself as an instrument to save lives. These innovations were modified and improved …

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The Forgotten Stretcher-Bearers during World War I

When America sends sons and daughters into combat not all will return unscathed, and some will die. When a member of the United States military is injured in combat, it is up to healthcare professionals to take immediate life-saving measures. Today, an injured soldier’s care begins with brave medics (US Army) and hospital corpsmen (US …

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Bob Hopper author of Stretcher Bearer

Bob Hopper reflects on his uncle’s Second World War exploits

My grandfather taught army recruits bayonet fighting in the First World War, so perhaps it was only natural that my father and his two brothers would volunteer to join the Territorial Army Queen’s Westminsters – later to be amalgamated in 1937 with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. When the Second World War broke out in …

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Veteran finds his WWII ambulance after 71 years

Seventy-one years ago, a young soldier left his World War II ambulance in a vehicle “graveyard” in Germany and returned home to Wisconsin. Last year, he found that ambulance in Albuquerque. Thomas Grasser, 91, was visiting the New Mexico Museum of Military History last summer when he realized the museum’s ambulance was his “home on wheels” …

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Carrieres de Montigny, abandoned underground hospital.

Carrieres de Montigny: Abandoned WW1 Underground Hospital

“Carriere Suzanne“, Northern France, an abandoned World War 1 underground hospital established into a giant limestone quarry. One of the most beautiful places Marc Askat from 442 – Explorations has ever explored. Argunners Magazine presents Marc Askat’s photographical journey through “Carriere Suzanne”. We’ve received an e-mail that gives a little more information on this underground hospital: “Col. …

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