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    RAMC of Western Command practise emergency first aid medical care on wounded soldiers.

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    RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) of the Western Command in practice - 1916

    Location - somewhere in Britain?

    Practising emergency first aid medical care for wounded soldiers. Shot of a whole large yard full of Army men split into small groups and practising; long buildings in BG. Group in FG: 3 men; each resting on one knee; lift another up carefully holding him horizontal across their raised knees; he lies quietly. 4th guy goes for stretcher; brings it back. They slowly lower the 'injured' man onto the stretcher. 2 of them lift the stretcher; as another picks up blanket from the ground; 4th guy places the victim's hat on him by his hands.

    Quick shot of stretcher back on ground; and the soldiers with some straps to secure the injured; large Red Cross flag or sheet in BG. Next; shot of 4 men lifting the stretcher into back of a wagon.

    World war one; military; medicine.

    G 360 B.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:58:00 / 01:42:13:00
    ON 024 I

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  1. says

    I believe this clip may have been taken at the London Hospital on 17th Jun 1915.
    My Grandfather Alfred TRAFFORD of RAMC commenced duty there 0n 4th Jun 1915.
    In his diary of the War he mentions "Pathes cinema operator took us unloading wounded etc."
    May have been a practice exercise and the man on the stretcher could have been my grandfather giving instructions . His rank at the time was S. Sergeant

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