Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Unique WWI Photos from the National Museum of Health & Medicine

A French Double Amputee Re-learns How to Write

U.S. Army Field Dental Station

Amputee Learning Gardening As Part of His Therapy

U.S. Troops at a German De-lousing Center (Probably During Occupation Duty)

Nurses Mess Hall at an American Base Hospital

A Volunteer Gives Water to a Wounded Doughboy

An Ambulance That Had an Accident on a Nighttime Run

Trolley for Moving Casualties Through a Trench

Concert for the Patients and Staff at U.S. Base Hospital #1

An Unfortunate Soldier Who Has Lost Both Feet


  1. Powerful and evocative photos -- thanks for sharing.

  2. Agreeing with Connie R.
    Johnny got his gun.

  3. Google "AMEDD WWI Photos" for more good photos.

  4. An excellent insight into part of WWI not often seen.Thank you for making them available.