Two soldiers are seen carrying a wounded companion on a stretcher. They are trying to manoeuvre him out of the main trench into a deeper trench at right angles to it. The pain of the wounded man is apparent in the tension and angles of the way he is lying. If this man survived he might have several hours of waiting before he was treated at a field hospital, followed by more delays before he could be moved to a base hospital. Shock and loss of blood must have been a major factor in many cases.
Original reads: ‘Wounded Tommy being removed from trench. (Arras region).’
The Battle of Arras 9th April to 16th May 1917
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