“Interior of a ward on a British Ambulance Train in France
Interior of an ambulance-train ward, France, during World War I. This image is very striking due to the lighting and the tunnel effect of the train carriage, which is emphasised by the parallel lines of the wooden panelling on the roof. Two nurses are busy tending the wounded while two officers survey the scene from the top of the carriage.
Ambulance trains were used in the main to transport large groups of soldiers to the French coast so that they could return to England, normally through Dover, for treatment and recuperation.”
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Interior of a ward on a British Ambulance Train in France.']