U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II.
Naples Italy Date:1944 Duration:5 min 10 sec Sound:Yes
A film titled 'Soft Tissue Wounds' shows U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II. Bombs stacked on a field. U.S. sailors work around. A battleship's gun firing salvo. Fragments are removed by surgery from battle casualties. Reports of four cases handled in the Italian campaign of January 1944. The first case shows a soldier hit by a shell fragment. U.S. troops carry the soldier hit by the shell fragment in Italy. A truck moves ahead on a road. Wounded being carried into an evacuation hospital tent. A wound just below the buttock of a soldier. Primary infusion is given to the patient. The bleeding is controlled. The wound is dusted. Dressing completes an operation. The healing of the wound after a few weeks of the operation. The patient walks after healing. A U.S. soldier shows a scar under scapula. A U.S. LST (Landing Ship Tank) fires towards Anzio Harbor. [Note: script refers to British Hospital Carrier Leinster (#37) although footage appears to be of (British) Hospital Ship St. David (#27), later sunk by the Germans at Anzio in January, 1944]. A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher aboard the hospital ship. Surgery is performed on the wounded soldier. The soldier on a bed after the operation. A ship underway at sea. A Red Cross ambulance and a truck transport the wounded soldiers to a hospital in Naples. The wound after one week of injury. The wound margins are refreshed. The wound edges are stitched. Removal of stitches after eight days. The soldier smokes a cigarette after recovering.
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