Red Cross Barges On The Somme |


Many wounded or sick soldiers, British and French, are brought by river or canal from near the front to near a base hospital or the sea. The motion is easy, the men have good air and quiet; any who are well enough to be on deck have pleasant and changeful surroundings to look at. The English have fitted up for this purpose many of the large, square-built and bluff-bowed - almost box like - French canal boats. The French Red Cross uses barges driven by engines placed aft

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