Yesterday, the government tried to get us to join World War One by basically lying to us about what that meant.
Today, the reality of what that meant.
The majority of soldiers were wounded at least once; ten percent of those who fought in World War One were killed.
Wounded after a battle waiting to be taken to dressing stations. Source
Stretcher bearer tending to a badly wounded sergeant. Source
A wounded man being taken out of a trench. Source
Bringing a sandwich to a wounded man. Source
Wounded lying under awnings. Source
Tending to wounded at an advance dressing station. Source
Tending to wounded in German trenches (note the shell shock of the man left of centre). Source
Dressing wounds of an ANZAC man. Source
Bringing in a wounded German prisoner. Source
Seriously wounded man being brought aboard a ship on a stretcher. Source
Wounded men on hanging beds in an ambulance train. Source
Interior of a British ambulance train. Source
Tending to wounded on a train. Source
French and British soldiers having their wounds dressed-- the caption refers to the location as an ambulance train, though it hardly looks it. Source
Mothers visiting their sons in hospital. Source
Wounded young soldiers playing a game of croquet from wheelchairs. Source
Wounded Australian soldiers. Source
A wounded German and wounded Belgian walk arm in arm, 1915. Source