Tuesday 23 June 2020

Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she helps us reveal fascinating stories that the objects in our museums hold.

Who provided medical care in the First World War?

Who provided medical care in the First World War?

Discover how people cared for the wounded in the First World War, how they used their skills and resourcefulness to make sure the injured were cared for. 

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A Royal Irish Fusilier attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal the enemy position, Gallipoli, 1915.
Trench Warfare.

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This week we're learning about medical care during the First World War.

Learn more about life in the trenches. IWM has created a learning resource and activities based on the real stories of six people who experienced trench life during the First World War. 

 

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The Battle of Pilckem Ridge. British soldier giving a cigarette to a badly wounded German lying in a ditch at Pilckem, 31st July 1917.
First World War
Voices of the First World War: Wounded
Episode 29: During the First World War, the mass mobilisation of civilian armies coupled with fighting on an industrial scale led to unprecedented numbers of wounded. Hear about the range of weapons used and the wide variety of ways that men were wounded. 
The Medical Officer of the 12th Battalion ,East Yorkshire Regiment conducts a foot inspection in a support trench near Roclincourt, 9 January 1918.
First World War
How To Keep Clean And Healthy In The Trenches
Conditions on every fighting front posed serious issues for the health of soldiers during the First World War. Over 6 million British and British Empire soldiers were treated for sickness, and, without improvements in sanitation and medical care, the figure could have been far higher.
Bomb damage to 61 - 67 Warrington Crescent in St John's Wood, London, following the German air raid on the night of 7 - 8 March 1918.
First World War
Firsts of the First World War
The First World War was a war of innovation. Advances in weaponry and military technology provoked tactical changes as each side tried to gain an advantage over the other. Here are 10 important 'firsts' that happened during the First World War, the effects of which can still be felt today.