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  • Ray
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2017, 02:28
Unlucky Coot took a round of friendly fire...
Chris: Well these things happen Ray..
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Apr 2017, 04:36
That looks quite serious....Love the two pair of gloves the ladies have...The lady on the left has matching hair with it... I wonder what she does when she wears the green pair.... smile
Chris: Maybe this injured officer has TWO wives and they have come together to make PEACE with each other..
LOL at Astrid!!! I wonder if the sling was for realsies or if he was just depicting a wounded warrior to illustrate the amazing medics during the war.
Chris: The latter Ellie, it's all about medics in the Great War 1914-18
I suspect (in response to Elizabeth's question) the sling is part of the reenactment, since this scene is about Medical Services during WWI. How clever.
Chris: Needless to say this event in the centre of Bath was a photographer's dream Ginnie..
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Apr 2017, 07:01
Now if he had to rely on my for first aid, he would have had a triangular bandage applied in a fairly similar style even if he had a major leg injury as that is the only part of my first aid course I can remember. I was disappointed not to learn how to apply a tourniquet to someone's neck. I have visions of Baldrick being involved in this scene..
Chris: I used to have first aid training and was certificated every five or so years. In old age I have forgotten most of it now..
Belle reconstitution ..
Chris: Tis lasted a whole day in central Bath Claudine and was very instructive
At least the poor sod hasn't got shell shock
Chris: I think people simply lived with that in those days, there was little alternative
Was this a recruitment demo Tiff, or was it purely historical?
Chris: Oh it's historical Chad, we can't afford all those bandages these days..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Apr 2017, 09:18
Oh, they are playing again war? I don't like and I don't understand those re-enactments, sorry.
Chris: They are celebrating the role of medical services in the 1914-18 war Philine
A war casualty being cheered by females.
Chris: Looks like that Mary
This is the sort of re-enactment that must have been really interesting. The good thig is they love having their pictures taken.
Chris: They are members of Bath's Natural Theatre Company
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Apr 2017, 15:39
One way of getting historical information across.
Chris: Indeed so Anne, important we know about these things
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2017, 21:25
A seriously mixed-up uniform. The fore-arm patches are those of a captain. The collar patches are those of either a full colonel or a brigadier. The red cap band is normally for ranks full colonel and higher, but then he is missing the applicable cap badge and gold braid. The cap badge is for an officer of lower rank than full colonel in the royal engineering corps. What he has on his shoulders, seems to be either a pip or a crown (lieutenant or major). Maybe it is too flat for me to see, but there could also be crossed sword and scabbard. If so, it would put him amongst the generals BUT the pip or crown should be nearer to the neck and the crossed sword and scabbard, must be further.

So, what I think is that this guy was injured in a blast, leaving him shaken to the extent that he doesn't who he is. Also, if the Staff Sergeant-Major sees him, he'll have something to explain.

Nice bit of useless knowledge I have, eh?
Chris: You know a great deal more than me and a vast amount more than he does regarding uniform details Louis. We you a Field Marshall in the S A army once I wonder?
He's been on the NHS waiting list for rather a long time!
Chris: And he is not alone Tom..
A great conversation starter, those slings...

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