Wounded British soldiers given first aid at Minden Post during Battle of Somme in France during World War I
Minden France Date:1916 Duration:3 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The British Dressing Station for slightly wounded at Minden Post, during Battle of the Somme, in World War 1. Medics providing first aid to the wounded. Watching in the background are several soldiers of the 24th Oldham (Pioneers) Battalion, awaiting orders to advance and occupy captured German trenches. German curtain artillery barrage outside the Minden Post. Their shells exploding in a line across the battlefield. A lone British soldier standing in the remains of British fire trenches wrecked by German high explosive shelling, minutes before. British patrol moving cautiously and stepping over barbed wire, in no-man's-land to clear the area of German snipers and hidden machine guns. They move along line of captured trenches checking for German soldiers hidden in dugouts.
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