Comrades in arms sharing the pain.

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When: 25 July 1922

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“Injured soldier being cared for by the Red Cross on the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War”! A long title for a photograph that tells a tale from 98 years ago somewhere in Munster. The wounded man appears to be in considerable pain and is being held and comforted by his friend and colleague. Two things that stand out for me are the makeshift Red Cross armbands on the two medics, and the old-fashioned kit bag seemingly holding their first aid supplies!

Photographer: W. D. Hogan

Collection: Hogan Collection

Date: 25 July 1922

NLI Ref.: HOG216

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