Wounded soldiers in a military hospital in Strasbourg during the war

Photograph

Description

English

What is the meaning of these images?

These two postcards show the courage and sacrifice of German soldiers. They also show solidarity with these men who had returned wounded from the front, and the care given to them. Many German soldiers were evacuated from the front at Vosges, and repatriated via military hospitals in Strasbourg.

In the first image, we can see a military cross, a decoration received as a reward for acts of bravery at the front. It is displayed here with pride.

Wounded soldiers received great care, including forced rest that had to be observed. In addition, they found other ways to pass their time: some played chess, while others received visits from relatives.

French

Quel est le sens de ces images ?

Ces deux cartes postales témoignent du courage et du sacrifice des soldats allemands. Elles montrent aussi la solidarité de « l'arrière » pour ces hommes revenus blessés du front et de l'attention qui leur est portée. Sur la première image, la mise en scène fait apparaître une croix de fer, décoration reçue en récompense d'actes de bravoure au front, et qui est ici montrée avec fierté.

Les occupations des blessés

Évacués du front des Vosges, les soldats allemands sont rapatriés vers l'arrière, dans des hôpitaux militaires comme à Strasbourg. Outre les soins qu'ils reçoivent et le repos forcé qu'ils doivent observer, les soldats font passer le temps comme ils le peuvent. Certains jouent aux échecs, d'autres reçoivent des visites de proches.

Full title
Soldats blessés dans un hôpital militaire à Strasbourg pendant la guerre 1914-1918 [Wounded soldiers in a military hospital in Strasbourg during the war]
Published
1915
Format
Photograph
Creator
J Diebold
Held by
Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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