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French doctor attending to a wounded British Tommy

French doctor attending to a wounded British Tommy

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A French doctor treating the wounds of a British soldier, while a kneeling French nurse, two other 'Tommies, a French soldier and an American soldier look on. With such an international gathering of soldiers and medics helping one another, from a propaganda angle, this photograph would have been the perfect image to convey an impression of harmonious co-operation between the Allied countries. ..The nationalities of the Allied soldiers who fought on the Western Front were easy to identify because of the different shapes of their helmets. The British wore flat helmets, while the French wore big, rounded helmets - similar to a old-fashioned firemans helmet - that were called 'Adrian helmets, named after the helmet's designer. The Americans wore short helmets that were similar to the British one, but later developed bigger and more rounded helmets...[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. French, British & American together. A French doctor attending to a wounded British Tommy. An American attached to the French standing behind.']..digital.nls.uk/74548980 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74548980 )
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Date

1914
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Location

Les Moineaux, 36330 Arthon, France46.71067, 1.71819
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National Library of Scotland
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