image: a scene at a dressing station with the wounded being treated by medical orderlies and a doctor. In the foreground a
soldier sitting up on a stretcher on the floor cries out in pain as a doctor examines his head wound. Other figures pass in the background,
looking over at this soldier, whilst another wounded man bends over as a doctor tends to a wound on the upper part of his right
The setting is the 'Shambles', a covered goods yard outside Dunkirk where wounded soldiers, including French and
German, were deposited on arrival from the Front before medical facilities were properly organized to cope with the enormous flood of
injured men. Nevinson's first job as a volunteer with the Red Cross was to tend to the dying men.