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Nurses: On the Go

What do we see when we look closely?

Examine this postcard sent from the battlefields of World War I in June 1915 probably by an Italian Red Cross volunteer nurse or by an injured soldier.
Roll over different areas of the postcard to discover answers to the questions below.

    • Q1Can you find the symbol of the Red Cross?
    • A1The symbol of the Red Cross is prominently displayed on volunteers' uniforms, field hospitals, and vehicles to ensure non-combatant immunity.
    • Q2Can you spot the name of a famous Italian car manufacturer?
    • A2In 1915 the Italian Red Cross adopts the Fiat 15 ter for its ambulance units. By 1918, 710 are in service.
    • Q3Can you see what is in the box?
    • A3Nurses carry emergency medical equipment such as bandages and antiseptic lotion to treat wounded soldiers in the midst of battle and its aftermath.
Two White female nurses and a male orderly, tend to a soldier, two orderlies arrive in ambulance.
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Italian nurses at a field hospital, ca. 1915

    • Q1Can you find the symbol of the Red Cross?
    • A1The symbol of the Red Cross is prominently displayed on volunteers' uniforms, field hospitals, and vehicles to ensure non-combatant immunity.
    • Q2Can you spot the name of a famous Italian car manufacturer?
    • A2In 1915 the Italian Red Cross adopts the Fiat 15 ter for its ambulance units. By 1918, 710 are in service.
    • Q3Can you see what is in the box?
    • A3Nurses carry emergency medical equipment such as bandages and antiseptic lotion to treat wounded soldiers in the midst of battle and its aftermath.
  • 1Can you find the symbol of the Red Cross?
  • 2Can you spot the name of a famous Italian car manufacturer?
  • 3Can you see what is in the box?