Audio slideshow: Army medics on the front-line

When British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are injured, they get taken to the British military's field hospital at Camp Bastion in Helmand province. Artist David Cotterrell spent a month there, recording what he observed for the Wellcome Collection's exhibition War and Medicine.

Here, David Cotterrell describes what he saw at Camp Bastion, and the front line.

Guidance: This slideshow contains graphic images. Click 'show captions' for photograph information.

Slideshow by Paul Kerley and Arlene Gregorius. Publication date 17 December 2008.


If you have any war memories (of any war) to share, the Wellcome Trust would like to hear from you. You can contribute them on this website: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/warmemories

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