I have a question about a bandage I acquired in the late 60s. It was in one of the ammunition pockets on a German Tornester. I always assumed it was WWI vintage. I have been able to find the same bandage available, and some sources date them from the 50s. The paper wrapper on the inside of the cloth cover has Fractur text, and that lead me to believe it would have been an early item, but I now doubt it. does anyone have any knowledge of these?
Here is a photo simple but rich in details: it is an aid station and the wounded are Russians
It should be noted:
-The Super tunic of a medical officer who left his stahlhelm foot for the needs of the photo.
-The folding stretcher where the Russian soldier...
- and the Porter uses a strap of MG for the transport of the wounded... like what these straps are not reserved to the MG08
Wow those 'bags' are in great shape nice and clean for being that old :thumb up:
Love to have sutch a canteen in my collection but never had the chanse to find one that was matching my quality standart of collecting
You added cool stuf to your collection :bravo:
Seems that photobucket did not affect this post becose al the fotos are stil visible
Thank you for your comment! The Light beige surgery kits (downstairs) came from a lot of a WW1 doctor officer and the fabric is in better condition and the second is an old grated cloth (it comes from the campaign hospitals) ...
This is really impressive, Jupiter. Wonderful post.
If you are so interested in medical care in WW1, I hope you have read "Vie des Martyrs" by Georges Duhamel, the famous French writer (I suppose you read French). He was a field surgeon at hospitals behind the front (notably at Verdun) during a large part of WW1 and described his daily practice in most gruesome details. It is wonderfully written though. Of course it is on the French side (although they occasionally had German patients). Takes you back to the crude reality of war...