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Three nurses on board a First World War ambulance train.
Image courtesy of Imperial War Museum

The images in these resources tell the forgotten story of the ambulance trains used to evacuate sick and injured troops on an unprecedented scale during the First World War.

Each document covers a specific topic: the role of women; treatment of casualties; how the trains were built and the staff who built them; mental health; logistics and transportation; the British Empire; conscientious objectors.

The images can be used in the classroom to spark curiosity and discussion and encourage students to explore and interpret sources.

Curriculum links

Downloadable resources

Ambulance Trains Image Bank – Women (PDF Document)

Ambulance Trains Image Bank – Treatment and Mental Health (PDF Document)

Ambulance Trains Image Bank – Logistics (PDF Document)

Ambulance Trains Image Bank – Staff (PDF Document)

Ambulance Trains Image Bank – Empire (PDF Document)

Ambulance Trains Image Bank – Objectors (PDF Document)