THESE haunting 100-year-old photos show the brave men, of all nationalities, and animals who risked their lives to rescue the wounded from No Man’s Land.
The often unarmed stretcher bearers put themselves in mortal peril during the First World War in their attempts to save their fallen comrades.
Powerful images, from the National Library of Scotland collection, show horses pulling empty medical stretchers across waterlogged track as they trudge back to the front line.
Another shows a stretcher bearer offering frantic first aid to a seriously injured Highlander in a mud-filled trench.
And one even shows German prisoners of War carrying injured British troops out of the heat of battle.
Around 10 million military personnel on both sides lost their lives during the war with the UK losing more than 700,000 soldiers.
An Adavnced Dressing Station. If injured in the trenches, soldiers would end up here.[/caption]
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