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Title: British doctor identifies wounded soldiers 1918

Description: A British doctor identifies wounded soldiers at a dressing station during the Battle of Amiens (AKA: Third Battle of Picardy; August 8, 1918 -September 3, 1918); Supreme Commander of Allied forces French Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch (October 2, 1851-March 20, 1929) ordered the attack, which began with the British Fourth Army commanded by General Sir Henry Rawlinson (Henry Seymour Rawlinson; AKA: Baron Rawlinson; February 20, 1864-March 28, 1925), where seventeen divisions (one American, four Canadian, five Australian), following an intense barrage on German positions, attacked twenty worn-out German divisions of the Second and Eighteenth German Armies, sweeping them away in the largest Allied gain of the war to that time and where 16,000 German prisoners were captured within two hours, a defeat called "the blackest day" in the German army by its deputy commander, Erich Ludendorff (Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff; April 9, 1865-December 20, 1937); Rawlinson's forces were joined by the French Third Army and the British First and Third Armies that drove the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line, eliminating all the gains made by the Germans in their 1918 Spring Offensive, marking the turning point on the Western Front; British casualties were 22,000, French 24,000 and the German losses were 75,000, including 30,000 taken prisoner;

Category: World War I

Keywords: battlefields, battlegrounds, British infantrymen, British soldiers, British troops, doctors, dressing stations, First World War, German POWs, German prisoners-of-war, German prisoners of war, German soldiers, German troops, The Great War, identifications, medical stations, physicians, War to End All Wars, wounded soldiers, World War I, WWI.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2400 x 1652 (3.96 MPixels) (1.45)

Print Size: 20.3 x 14.0 cm; 8.0 x 5.5 inches

File Size: 11.36 MB (11,907,842 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000048305

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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