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First wounded British soldiers evacuated
The French town of Rouen, where the troops injured at the battle at Mons have been brought Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

First wounded British soldiers evacuated

Published: 28 August 1914

The first injured troops have been brought from the front and have arrived at the French port of Rouen. The trainload of wounded men included one whose head was entirely bound up in bandages. He said: ‘It gives me a bit of a headache now and then and I don’t seem to be able to use my right arm.’

The men had all been involved in the battle at Mons and some were very seriously injured.


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