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German prisoners carrying a wounded comrade, Western Front, during World War I. German prisoners carrying a wounded comrade on a stretcher. They appear to be climbing out of a trench or a shell hole. A village can be seen in the distance. They are clearly just coming from the Front as they are still wearing their steel helmets. As a young nurse looking after wounded German prisoners like this man, Vera Brittain wrote, ‘I took the pale fingers in mine, thinking how ridiculous it was that I should be holding this man’s hand in friendship when perhaps, only a week or two earlier, Edward [Vera’s brother] up at Ypres had been doing his best to kill him. The world was mad and we were all victims.’

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About Fionnuala Barrett

I am a master's student of nineteenth-century English literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. For the WW1C project I have been overseeing the @Arras95 live-tweeting project, as well as researching resources to add to the project library.
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