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51st Field Hospital personnel at a training camp

Film | Accession Number: 2015.417.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1395 | Film ID: 2981

Daily life of the 51st Field Hospital personnel at a training camp, possibly in the US or in England. Captain Beatrice Wachter (the donor's grandmother) enlisted in June 1943 and departed from Europe on February 26, 1944. A group of men in military uniform and women uniformed as nurses laugh and joke around for the camera. The man with a moustache wears the eagle pin on his cap and the caduceus insignia on his collar, indicating that he is a colonel in a medical corps. Several people in a small boat cross a pond. Two women and two young girls walk and pose for the camera by a large stone wall (shot in slow motion). 01:00:49 Beatrice, the short woman with dark hair, poses in uniform and hat. Young girls pick flowers. Local architecture. Beatrice and other medical corps nurses pose for the camera. Older couple (civilians) pose in garden. 01:01:51 Women in medical corps uniforms line up and run drills (some shot in slow motion), then pose for a group photo (the male officer in the back row teases one of the women). Women and other personnel read on the lawn. 01:03:09 Beatrice and two women in civilian clothes pose for the camera. A child peers at the women from inside the house. Others pose for the camera in front of the same brick building.

Event:  1943-1944?
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Jack Stein
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:24
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