Sunday, 7 June 2015

The trains that saved soldiers in WW1

The mass casualties of World War One called for evacuation of the wounded on a scale never seen before. It could never have been managed without ambulance trains. York's National Railway Museum is currently transforming a railway carriage of the time into an ambulance, ahead of an exhibition in summer 2016 marking the centenary of the busiest day of ambulance train traffic - during the Battle of the Somme. Watch how moving these mobile hospitals - up to a third of a mile long - saved soldiers' lives.  Link

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