Location, construction and organization of a U.S. Army evacuation hospital in the European Theater during World War II.
European Theater Date:1945 Duration:4 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
A film describes setting up of an evacuation hospital in the European Theater by the United States Army during World War II. U.S. soldiers getting wounded during a combat. Wounded soldiers are treated by medics and taken to battalion aid stations in army ambulances. Medics treat soldiers on litters. An ambulance pulls up to U.S. Army 128th Evacuation Hospital. Tents set up at the hospital. The procedure of setting up an evacuation hospital which is usually located outside artillery range shows soldiers working and arranging tents. The tents are set up. A diagram depicts location and organization of an evacuation hospital. Diagram highlights location of various types of tents with headquarters and administrative departments. Trucks bring equipment to the site where construction is underway. Doctors, nurses and EMs (Enlisted Men) unload equipment from the trucks. Men carry large boxes containing supplies. A sign reads 'MED SUPPLY'. Men carry boxes into a tent. Soldiers dig a garbage pit. Telephone lines are installed. Soldiers talk over phone. They set up a water supply system. Hay is strewn along mud to offer firm footing at the evacuation hospital. Squares of slate are laid down. A chart showing Administrative Sections and Professional Sections of Headquarters at a U.S. Army evacuation hospital. The chart depicts Administrative Sections in charge of EMs, utilities and supplies, operation of the mess, transportation, registrar's office and receiving end of evacuation. The chart also includes Professional Sections in charge of surgery, operation of wards, pharmacy, laboratory and X-Ray.
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