Casualties being airlifted to England

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Title Casualties being airlifted to England
Artist Lee Miller
Year 1944
Location St Laurent-sur-Mer airstrip
Town/City Normandy
Country France
Format Modern
Contact Sheet
Description Loading wounded from at 44th Evacuation Hospital into evacuation aircraft at St Laurent-sur-Mer airstrip inland from Omaha beach. Following the d-day landings the casualities deemed fit enough to survive the evacuation flight were flown back to England or America. Lee wrote: 'the crucial point in the medical services is the prompt diagnosis and redistribution rear-ward in stations such as this. The quality of transport allotted to the Medical Service alone saves scores of lives daily. [...] The next day, before I left, I saw a long queue of planes moving down the road, and litters were lifted directly into the wide open double doors of the planes. I recognised a few men I had seen at the evac hospital.'

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