The ablution quadrangle in the nurse's quarters at 44th Evacuation Hospital

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Title The ablution quadrangle in the nurse's quarters at 44th Evacuation Hospital
Artist Lee Miller
Year 1944
Location Near La Cambe
Town/City Normandy
Country France
Format Vintage
Contact Sheet
Description Lee Miller's first assignment as a war correspondent focused on an evacuation hospital near to Omaha Beach. As well as capturing the grim reality of the war post D-Day, Lee observed a group of young nurses off-duty 'I ambled out, vaguely, and was shown that hot water came from galvanized iron cans into which the bowels of a 'bazooka heater' had been stuck ... that there is a juggling trick to holding the press button of a lister bag, a toothbrush and the paste all at once, that there are three positions for squatting, two of which are semi-perched on a helmet - the other you're using the helmet to wash in, so lean on your left heel'

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