Nursing staff and wounded British soldiers in a hospital ward, c 1915-1918.

Nursing staff and wounded British soldiers in a hospital ward, c 1915-1918.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Postcard of nursing staff and wounded British soldiers, mostly in wheelchairs, posing for a group photograph in a ward at Queen Mary's Convalescent Auxiliary Hospital, Roehampton, London. This specialised orthopaedic hospital opened in 1915 and was mainly devoted to fitting artificial limbs to the thousands of British soldiers who lost limbs during World War One, 1914-1918.

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10323905

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