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An IED casualty arrives at the Role 3 Hospital, Camp Bastion, Helmand, 2012 (c)

Digital photograph by Army Photographer Sergeant Steve Blake, Royal Logistic Corps., Afghanistan (2001-2014), 20012 (c).

One of the main threats to soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan came from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These killed 224 British soldiers and seriously wounded many more.

For the medical staff at Camp Bastion Hospital this meant dealing with major trauma patients with missing limbs, significant and visible tissue loss and substantial internal injuries from explosive blasts.

From a CD of 62 digital photographs relating to the treatment of casualties at Bastion Field Hospital, Afghanistan.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2013-05-6-10


Crown Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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