Wounded soldiers in a military hospital in Strasbourg during the war

Description

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.

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
Publishers:  
J Diebold
Format:
Photograph
Creator:
J Diebold
Held by:
Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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