Wounded Czech soldiers receive packages and Red Cross doctors treat them in Tyumen,Siberia during World War I
Tyumen Russia Date:1918 Duration:2 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Wounded Czech soldiers in Red Cross hospital at Tyumen,Siberia, (halfway between Ekateringburg and Omsk) during World War I. Patients lying in their beds. Red Cross staff start distributing packages to the patients. Uniformed personnel of the American Red Cross, pass out packages to the patients. Recovering ambulatory patients walk about posing for the camera. One playfully removes a pipe from mouth of another. Recovering Czech soldiers are seen playing chess. Doctors examining patients with severe cases of frostbite. (Note: The hospital was originally a private school and one of the most well built and equipped in Siberia. When asked about turning it into a hospital, the builder-owner, a Mr. Kolekolnickof, graciously consented. Physicians who served during startup of the hospital, included: Team head, Dr. Charles Lewis; Dr. J. H. Ingram; Dr. George Hayden; and Dr. R. V. Taylor) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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