Hospital ship in Malta, 1915
Photograph, World War One, Middle East (1914-1918), 1915.
The box in the foreground of the picture is actually a makeshift stretcher for offloading the injured at Malta. Hospital ships were often converted cruise ships that had been acquisitioned for the duration of the war by the government, including famous liners like the RMS 'Aquitania'.
From an album of 64 photographs compiled by Sgt A J Favell, Royal Fusiliers, Gallipoli, Egypt and Malta, World War One, 1915-1916.
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National Army Museum, Study collection