framingcanada:

Wounded French soldiers in Montreal Ward, No. 8 Canadian General Hospital, St. Cloud. Paris, France, Sept. 1917. Credit: William Rider-Rider / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-001918

framingcanada:

Wounded French soldiers in Montreal Ward, No. 8 Canadian General Hospital, St. Cloud. Paris, France, Sept. 1917. Credit: William Rider-Rider / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-001918

reparations:

Took time recently to do a few days worth of research into information on volunteer nurses stationed in Finland with the Waffen SS.  I found this very unique photo of a Norwegian volunteer front nurse, and had to colorize it. 

After posting it on a colorized photo forum a very well-read acquaintance shed some light on who this is. Front Nurse Grete Knudsen. She served with an SS-Gebirgsjäger unit in Finland, as denoted by her cap Edelweiß. Next to her ‘frontsösters’ bag hangs a Finnish Puukko knife.  Her brother Hans-Christian was an SS-Untersturmführer and was killed Feb. 25, 1943 by sniper fire near Gongozi ,Russia; she wears a black armband in mourning.

She and others like her are featured in this short and rather sad documentary that sheds light on Norwegian volunteer nurses and how post-war shunned they were and still are for volunteering medical services with the German military. Her personality, tinged with elderly pain and 60+ years of pride and guilt, is as bright as ever. Very glad to have learned such an amazing amount of history in such a short amount of time. Her section is linked, but I suggest you watch the whole film.

Link: Solace (Sju Kammers) - Norwegian Frontsøstrene

ppsh-41:

Bryant (middle) tending to a Captured NVA, others unknown.

ppsh-41:

Bryant (middle) tending to a Captured NVA, others unknown.

demons:

Wounded Australians arriving home from overseas service, c. 1917

demons:

Wounded Australians arriving home from overseas service, c. 1917

demons:


Lieutenant Louise Erman of the US Army Nurse Corps throwing her Ju-Jitsu instructor Major Strom during an unarmed combat class.

The Army Nurses were put through rigiours training in preperation for the opening of the second front—Normandy—by the Allies where they would follow the landing forces to help the wounded.

demons:

Lieutenant Louise Erman of the US Army Nurse Corps throwing her Ju-Jitsu instructor Major Strom during an unarmed combat class.

The Army Nurses were put through rigiours training in preperation for the opening of the second front—Normandy—by the Allies where they would follow the landing forces to help the wounded.

waffenss1972:

Russian Sleeping girl-sanitary instructor 

waffenss1972:

Russian Sleeping girl-sanitary instructor 

reparations:

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

I been putting in some man hours in the IT department to help get the WHIM page looking solid. Bookmark this page and check for updates on this fantastic collection of original WWII German militaria!

This is an amazing resource. Thanks for sharing, Reparations! 

bbcone:

Oona Chaplin, Hermione Norris and Suranne Jones will star in ‘The Crimson Field’ for BBC One.
Marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, ‘The Crimson Field’ is a drama set in a tented field hospital on the coast of France where a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

bbcone:

Oona Chaplin, Hermione Norris and Suranne Jones will star in ‘The Crimson Field’ for BBC One.

Marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, ‘The Crimson Field’ is a drama set in a tented field hospital on the coast of France where a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

bonesie:

German red cross motorcycle

bonesie:

German red cross motorcycle

gunrunnerhell:

Dogs of War

Four-year-old Czech military dog Athos who was seriously wounded in a Taliban rocket attack in Afghanistan in 2012 sits with dog handler Rostislav Bartoncik after being decorated by Czech Defence Minister Vlastimil Picek in Chotyne, Czech Republic, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Suffering life threatening injuries, Athos was first treated by U.S. military doctors in Afghanistan before he was transported to the U.S. Ramstein base in Germany. (AP Photo/CTK, Radek Petrasek) SLOVAKIA OUT (The Associated Press)