Friday, 5 February 2016

Scissors Needed

Saturday 5th February 1916: Private Heathfield, stretcher bearer, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment has contacted us: “I should be very pleased if you could get one of your kind readers to send me a pair of scissors as they are the handiest thing we can have. In nine cases out of ten wounded men need their clothes cutting away before we can attend to their wounds. I had the misfortune to lose my pair, and it makes my work very unpleasant when I have to keep hacking away with a jack-knife”.

Source: Bedfordshire Times 25th February 1916

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