First Aid on the Sand

uncredited photo dated June 6, 1944

A wounded GI is tended to on one of the U.S. invasion beaches on D-Day. Note that the soldier is not on a stretcher, but is laying right on the rocky shingle, with his head cradled by an inflated life-belt. At right, a white flag with a red cross marks this spot as an "aid station" of sorts. The corpsman at the left rear holds a bottle of plasma above the man.

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