“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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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons