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Arrival of Wounded at Hospital Ship

Injured soldiers head home from South Africa in this film advertised as portraying "one of the dark sides of war".

Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent


Public enthusiasm for the Boer War started to wane when the swift victory that was promised failed to materialise and news of the high casualties started to trickle home. This film, is described in the Warwick Trading Company catalogues as portraying "one of the dark sides of war". But it's a long way from any kind of critique of British foreign policy. The walking wounded make their orderly way onto the ship as efficient stretcher-bearers race back and forth.