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Keystone View Company Allied Soldiers Binding up the Wounds of Their Prisoners after the Battle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.125 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: France Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: This photo shows the French caring for wounds of the enemy who are prisoners of war. The soldies during WWI were known to have been able to humanely treat each other. A soldier appears to have a wounded leg that is being treated with some of the many advancements in medical technology that were made during this time.

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Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IEuropeMilitary PersonnelWounded SoldierFrenchFranceHealth and Medical

Sub Era: World War I

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