Field Hospitals

France: 23 November – 2 December 1944

“I went on a facility trip arranged by the generous and accommodating American Army to see what happens to the Live Blood flown from America to the front line – straight from the donor to the recipient, that is…”

“The field hospitals I hardly like to describe too closely to you. There was so much blood and pain and hideous injury, and people living in the heart of it and steeped in the smell of it so that they were inured to it. There are even a few army nurses in those forward hospitals, though mainly staffed by men. They lead a very rough life and need to be strong in body and spirit to stand it.”

Drawings for an article for The New York Times 31 December 1944