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Ambulance Collection

During times of war, the ambulance becomes a symbol of hope and salvation amidst chaos and destruction

Background imageAmbulance Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageAmbulance Collection: A still image from Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

A still image from Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
Harry Andrews as Pugh, Sylvia Syms as Sister Diana Murdoch and John Mills as captain Anson push an ambulance across the Libyan desert in Jack Lee Thompsons Ice Cold In Alex

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageAmbulance Collection: At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania

At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania
A horse-drawn Red Cross ambulance wagon arriving at an advanced dressing station behind the front lines on the Western Front

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2

Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2
Blitz in London -- an ambulance and rescue workers in the Ladywell area of Lewisham, SE13, where houses were demolished by a parachute bomb, 18 September 1940

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Multi service emergency vehicles

Multi service emergency vehicles and their personnel

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Metropolitan Police officers with hand ambulance

Metropolitan Police officers with hand ambulance
Three Metropolitan Police officers posing for their photograph with a Bischoffsheim hand ambulance at the rear of Uxbridge Police Station

Background imageAmbulance Collection: MAB First Ambulance Interior

MAB First Ambulance Interior
Interior of one of the first ambulances to be operated by Londons Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1880s for transporting fever and smallpox patients to and from the Boards hospitals

Background imageAmbulance Collection: German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944

German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing a selection of German armoured vehicles used during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. The vehicles shown include Panther and Tiger tanks (left foreground)

Background imageAmbulance Collection: P. D. S. A. AMBULANCE

P. D. S. A. AMBULANCE
The Small Animal Ambulance of the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (P.D.S.A.) arrives outside the Sanitorium in Ilford, Essex, England

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform

Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform
Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, previously Miss Edwina Ashley, pictured in her uniform as Deputy Superintendant of the St

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Ambulance

Ambulance
A 12-15 horsepower FIAT motor ambulance equipped with two stretchers, and greatly in demand by the Red Cross during World War I

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Wounded Saved by Dog

Wounded Saved by Dog
A wounded French soldier at the battle of the Marne is saved when the regimental dogs bark brings ambulance men to where he is lying

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Mess room of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915

Mess room of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageAmbulance Collection: USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942

USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942
Once the USA joined the war following the bombing of Pearl Harbour in December 1941 the GWR became involved in the provision of rolling stock for use by the American Army

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Siphon G Wagon converted to ward car No. 3209 in 1943

Siphon G Wagon converted to ward car No. 3209 in 1943
By the spring of 1940 Britains railway companies had supplied 25 ambulance trains for use both at home and abroad. In September 1942 the government ordered a further 27 ambulance trains

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Le Treport, France - WW1 - Ambulance drivers, nurses, staff

Le Treport, France - WW1 - Ambulance drivers, nurses, staff
WW1 - A group of VAD (The Voluntary Aid Detachment) Ambulance drivers and mechanics with a British Red Cross St Johns Ambulance at Lady Murray hospital, Le Treport on the Channel Coast in France

Background imageAmbulance Collection: No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915

No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
Built at Swindon Works in 1915 and paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. The ward carriages had a three tier folding bunk system that allowed patients to be either sat up or lying

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Baden-Powell, Accrington, 1904

Baden-Powell, Accrington, 1904
Mitchell and Kenyon 310 Baden-Powell Accrington

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Winning team in the Edgar Allen Ambulance Shield Competition, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1910

Winning team in the Edgar Allen Ambulance Shield Competition, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1910
Back row left to right: W. Green (president), W. Randall (Instructor), Dr. Innes-Smith, E. Green (Hon. Secretary). Front row: J. Tazzyman, F. Spiers (Captain); H. Lamb, J. Gunstone. On stretcher: A

Background imageAmbulance Collection: GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940

GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940. The van bears the GWR roundel branding and a stylised poster on the side

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Vickers Vernon RAF air ambulance

Vickers Vernon RAF air ambulance J7143 on an airfield. Date: circa 1925

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Western Ambulance Station, Seagrave Road, Fulham

Western Ambulance Station, Seagrave Road, Fulham
Entrance to the ambulance station at the Western Fever Hospital on Seagrave Road, Fulham. Opened in 1877, it was the fourth such hospital to be erected by the Metropolitan Asylums Board which in 1869

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Police Motorcycles

Police Motorcycles
Metropolitan Police motorcyclists esccorting an ambulance past Buckingham Palace in London

Background imageAmbulance Collection: No. 16 Ambulance train at Rushy Platt, Swindon 1915

No. 16 Ambulance train at Rushy Platt, Swindon 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Ambulancemen relax, knowing that the next call-out could be at any moment

Ambulancemen relax, knowing that the next call-out could be at any moment, at Willington Quay Maternity Hospital

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Goods vehicle converted into an ambulance ward car, c. 1940

Goods vehicle converted into an ambulance ward car, c. 1940
This photograph shows an interior view of a goods vehicle that has been converted into an ambulance ward car. The basic slatted bunks held up by chains look to offer little in the way of comfort

Background imageAmbulance Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance
Photograph: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance.One of seven photographs relating to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), 1911-1918, and as depicted in the Bath Tattoo, July 1958. Date: 1911

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance

Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance train on the Western Front. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageAmbulance Collection: University College Hospital, London (litho)

University College Hospital, London (litho)
606495 University College Hospital, London (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: University College Hospital)

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Rover 12 hp ambulance, World War 1. Creator: Unknown

Rover 12 hp ambulance, World War 1. Creator: Unknown
Rover 12 hp ambulance, World War 1

Background imageAmbulance Collection: It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942)

It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942). A girl Ambulance Driver sets out through the blitz. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Major Richardson and his ambulance dogs

Major Richardson and his ambulance dogs
Major Edwin Hautenville Richardson, renowned dog trainer and founder of the British War Dog School during the First World War

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Police sergeant with women in military uniform, WW1

Police sergeant with women in military uniform, WW1
Police sergeant standing in front of a car (or ambulance) with a group of women in military uniform, WW1. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Ambulance Train

Ambulance Train
1st January 1918: An American Army Ambulance train at St. Pancras. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Ambulance Train

Ambulance Train
An ambulance train at Eastleigh in Hampshire, May 1918. (Photo by V. M. Palmer/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Adeline, Duchess of Bedford

Adeline, Duchess of Bedford (1852-1920), formerly Lady Adeline Mary Somers-Cocks, George Sackville Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford

Background imageAmbulance Collection: LCC-LFB in action at warehouse blaze

LCC-LFB in action at warehouse blaze
Two turntable ladders brought into action at a major warehouse fire with an LCC ambulance standing by in the foreground

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Churchill taken ill, 1932

Churchill taken ill, 1932
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), English politician, having a cheeky puff on his cigar whilst being stretchered from his London flat to a West End nursing home via ambulance

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Red Cross Poster - World War I

Red Cross Poster - World War I
Poster asking for donations to the British Red Cross during World War I, stressing urgently that six pounds a minute is required to maintain the number of motor ambulances, hospital ships

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Lady Willoughby de Broke in a nurses uniform

Lady Willoughby de Broke in a nurses uniform
Tatler front cover, caption reads Warwick Hospital is the scene of Lady Willoughby de Brokes nursing activities. She is President of the Warwickshire War Supply Services

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Mobile x-ray unit

Mobile x-ray unit
The mobile x-ray ambulance used for the second radiological examination of King George carried out Dr H Graham Hogson. The x-ray unit was equipped with a darkroom

Background imageAmbulance Collection: First aid hamper supplied by St Johns Ambulance

First aid hamper supplied by St Johns Ambulance
A large first aid hamper (ie first aid kit) for ambulance station and railway purposes, supplied by St Johns Ambulance Association

Background imageAmbulance Collection: St Johns Ambulance carriage

St Johns Ambulance carriage, showing the interior Date: 1905

Background imageAmbulance Collection: General Grants Council of War, Massaponax Church, Virginia, May 21, 1864

General Grants Council of War, Massaponax Church, Virginia, May 21, 1864

Background imageAmbulance Collection: The Push Tank and Machine Guns - German Field Postcard

The Push Tank and Machine Guns - German Field Postcard
The Push. Tank and Machine Guns. Drawn on a German Field Postcard (Feldpostkarte). 386202 Acting Sergeant Herbert Gibson, Mm, 1St Northumbrian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Travelling X-ray car, WW1

Travelling X-ray car, WW1
A special hospital car with a travelling X-ray given by the Scottish Womens Hospitals on exhibition at Bedford College during the First World War. Date: 1915

Background imageAmbulance Collection: Oval portrait of Lieutenant Colonel C V Bulstrode

Oval portrait of Lieutenant Colonel C V Bulstrode
" Oval portrait of Lieutenant Colonel C. V. Bulstrode, DSO, RAMC. in a pewter frame with RAMC badge. Dated June 1918, Athens



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During times of war, the ambulance becomes a symbol of hope and salvation amidst chaos and destruction. In Brampton Road, Bexleyheath during World War II, the devastating bomb damage left behind a haunting reminder of the resilience displayed by these life-saving vehicles. Silhouettes from World War I reveal wounded soldiers being tenderly transported in ambulances, highlighting the crucial role they played in providing medical care to those who risked their lives for their countries. In the iconic still image from "Ice Cold In Alex" (1958), an ambulance stands as a testament to courage and determination as it navigates treacherous terrains during wartime. It serves as a powerful reminder that even in moments of darkness, humanity's unwavering spirit shines through. At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front captured by Matania's artistry, brave medics work tirelessly inside ambulances to save lives amid relentless warfare. Their selflessness embodies the true essence of heroism. The Blitz in London witnessed countless acts of bravery where ambulances raced through rubble-filled streets like beacons of hope. One such scene at Ladywell, Lewisham during World War II showcases an ambulance standing tall against adversity. Ambulances have evolved over time into multi-service emergency vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled personnel ready to respond swiftly to any crisis that arises. Stepping inside an MAB First Ambulance Interior reveals a world filled with compassion and expertise; every inch designed meticulously to provide comfort and aid when every second counts. German Armoured Vehicles from 1944 remind us that even amidst conflict there is room for compassion. These transformed machines served not only as instruments of war but also carried injured soldiers away from danger zones towards safety and medical assistance. P. D. S. A. AMBULANCE signifies dedication beyond borders - regardless of nationality or background - united under one mission: saving lives wherever they may be.