Compassion in War

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  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    During the period that my unit was stationed at Cassino I had to go into dock for a "non-wound" type problem and, simply because that was the only procedure available, had to report first to the nearest FAP (Field Ambulance Post).

    Whilst waiting my turn to be checked in at the tent entrance I watched the comings and goings of the various vehicles that were bringing in the wounded.

    I remember being most impressed to see that jeep-ambulances that held two stretchers only were bringing in wounded of both German & British on the same jeep.

    Once the wounded were in the tent, the triage system that decided who were attended to first was based solely on the severity of the wound and not on the nationality of the patient..
     
  2. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Phil , what are his other titles ?
    The N.I.V. book I bought back in 1977 - the format was quite something - having never seen it before.
    The grand sum of £5.75 being paid out for it !
    The Books that I have of Ken Bell's are:
    Not In Vain, The Way we Were and 100 years of the Royal Canadian Regiment.
    The Way We Were was done 15 years after Not in Vain and has a bunch of photos similar, but many published for the first time, I believe. Great works and oddly enough, a couple of local chaps are in his images. NIV page 72 left is one of them. TWWW sells here in Canada for around £12.+ with the other just a few pounds and up. Hope this helps.
    phil
     

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  3. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

  4. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

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    Wounded displayed at wwwRussianVictories
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    Signals Photograph displayed at Militarysmugmug


    Same theme,similar photographs one probably from the same source as the original posts

    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Nice Pic's Verries....Especially the 2nd one :D

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Ron for the story.

    Does anyone know of anymore where soldiers showed compassion towards the enemy?

    Here's a couple more pictures from my hard drive. A few from Corbis.com

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    I think the eyes of the wounded German in the second picture tell a thousand words.


    Cheers
    Andy
     
  7. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    My last four compassion pics from my hard drive originally from Corbis I think.

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    German soldier being looked after by a US Medic and a German Nurse
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    PoW Casualty evacuation at Normandy
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    German Dr treating a civilian
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Allied Wounded being treated by Germans at Sidi Nsia, Tunisia, North Africa. Jan. '43.
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  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Italy '43
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  11. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

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  15. Verrieres

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    Same image in `The Sign of the Double `T` by Barry Barnes .Location Sicily possibly around Primosole Bridge ?
    Jim
     
  16. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    The soldier being caried has had his foot blown off , it's been a long time since I saw this photograph.
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Same image in `The Sign of the Double `T` by Barry Barnes .Location Sicily possibly around Primosole Bridge ?
    Jim


    That a taken at Anzio on May 23rd 1944 & it's a member of the 1st Bn Green Howards, 5th Division the wounded soldier is Private Mornington Sutton of the author Raleigh Trevelyan's platoon.


    IWM photo NA 15295
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    German POW's in a US Field Hospital
    US National Archives.
     
  19. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    That a taken at Anzio on May 23rd 1944 & it's a member of the 1st Bn Green Howards, 5th Division the wounded soldier is Private Mornington Sutton of the author Raleigh Trevelyan's platoon.


    IWM photo NA 15295

    Just goes to show you cannot believe everything you read! Author has the source as his own private collection (pg42) and the book only deals with 50th Div July 43-December 44. A honest mistake .

    Verrieres
     
  20. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Sorry, no photos on this one but a real act of wartime compassion.
    Italy, 1944, my dad and some of his mates were in a cafe when my dad's attention was repetedly drawn to a man sitting in a corner looking furtively about, apparently trying not to be noticed. Suddenly it clicked - my dad said: 'You're the boy who drank the ink!' - remembering him from his primary school in Glasgow as the boy who was famous for drinking from the inkwells. The guy reluctantly confirmed his identity and further cofessed he was on the run, having gone AWOL (probably shellshocked). My father, never judgemental, immediately organised a 'whip round' among his mates for the unfortunate man to aid him on his chosen way. I wonder what happened to him?
    Tom.
     

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