First World War - War in the Air

BURMA: THE 10TH BELGIAN CONGO CASUALTY CLEARING STATION, 1945

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Catalogue number
  • K 9212
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Alternative Names
  • object category: Black and white
Category
photographs

Object description

The 10th Belgian Congo Casualty Clearing Station is a fully self-contained unit. Besides medical and surgical personnel there is a small body of Askari under their own officers who are charged with the local defence of the Unit in the field. The African Medical Assistants receive 6 years' medical training in the Congo, are then competent to deal with minor operations and much of the routine work of the hsopital. They hold the equivalent rank of WO Class I. There are also trained laboratory workers and pharmacists. The mobility of the 10 (Belgian Congo) Casualty Clearing Station is of course famous. Neither the deserts of Somalia nor the mud of the Kawbaw Valley ever prevented them from arriving at the time and place ordered. Picture shows:- African hospital personnel.

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