War is very cruel! If a war breaks out, there will be tens of thousands of casualties, in order to make them the first time to get the best treatment time, treatment equipmentbattlefield casualty transport and front rear is the most important......
At the time of the first World War, appeared the hospital ship and ambulance tohospital column, at the time of the science and technology is so advanced！
Let's look at the first World War, the British Army during the hospital ambulance!
Each coach of the train was designated as a 'ward' and contained thirty-six beds in tiers of three. The middle bed folded back to enable sitting patients to use the lower bunk
Dedicated teams of nurses tended the soldiers. One described in her diary how a group of soldiers had been 'picked up without a spot of dressing on any of their wounds'. She added: 'The matron, a medical officer, and some of them got hold of some dressings and went round doing what they could in the tie,
and others fed them'
Trains transported troops through northern France before others brought them to hospitals from ports in Dover and Southampton. This photo shows members of the public waiting to view a touring ambulance train at an exhibition at Bradford Exchange station in 1916
A 'standard' ambulance train consisted of sixteen cars, including a pharmacy car, two kitchens, a personnel car and a brake and stores van
A queue of people waiting to see an ambulance train which was on display at Huddersfield Station in November 1917. The train was one of those later shipped to France to bring casualties from Flanders to the French ports
A train in 1915 being loaded at Tilbury docks, on its way to the front. About 30 trains were sent overseas during the conflict
A newly built train on its way to Tilbury docks in Essex in 1916
Soldiers and medical teams wait for one of the trains to arrive at an unknown station, with stretchers waiting to take the injured on to a hospital
The trains could accommodate about 400 lying and sitting patients, in addition to the medical personnel and train crew
A cup of tea from a nurse was often the first treatment a soldier got as he headed back to Britain
Picture taken in 1918. By the end of the war the trains were a huge part of the war effort and similar trains were employed in the Second World War
The trains often generated their own electricity for lighting and driving overhead fans and all cars were steam heated
The Mayor of Huddersfield and nurses next to an ambulance train during an exhibition at Huddersfield Station, on November 17, 1917
In a book from the museum's archive, a nurse describes one experience in 'an anonymous diary of nursing sister on western front', as pretty horrendous. She wrote: 'They got their Amiens wounded into cattle trucks on mattresses with convent pillows, and have a twenty hours' journey with them in frightful smells and dirt. They'd been traveling already for two days'
The same nurse (not pictured) went on to describe a completely different experience when the trains were fully converted. She said: '(The soldiers) sit up talking and smoking till late, because they are so surprised and pleased to be alive'
Soldiers standing beside an ambulance train, which were painted with a red cross to prevent them becoming target