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First World War: The Royal Army Medical Corps on Active Service

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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Approximately 22 figures are in the painting. A procession of the walking wounded and stretcher bearers make their way across the canvas towards the viewer's left. Centre background, soldiers fire a large piece of artillery. In the foreground, two dead soldiers lie on the ground. The front stretcher bearer has a red cross badge on his uniform and wears a red cross armband with a white ground.

Wellcome Collection





oil on canvas


H 263 x W 596.5 cm

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presented by the Imperial War Museum

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Haydn R. Mackey


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