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The photograph on this post shows Australian soldiers on the Western Front suffering from trench foot during the winter of 1916, being carried by Australian ambulance men to transport, which was to convey them to hospital.

Many soldiers were evacuated from the front line suffering with trench foot. Prolonged exposure to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions caused boils and sores, which could lead to fungal infections, gangrene, and even amputation. Keeping one’s feet dry and regularly changing one’s socks were two ways to help stop the spread of trench foot. Many […]

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AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY J Jay Samuel Davis

Victoria ~ Australia ~ Nothing Changes in Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

STAR HOTEL RUTHERGLEN VICTORIA. 1942/TODAY Rutherglen is about 275kms north east of Melbourne, near the Murray River. Originally a gold mining town, it has since become a major wine-producing area. Note the canvas water bag hanging from the bumper bar of the Dodge and the wooden kegs beside the cellar trap door. (State Library of […]