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Bringing Home the Wounded: The Red Cross at Sea by Night

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WITH HER RED CROSS BRIGHTLY LIT BY ELECTRIC LAMPS : A BRITISH HOSPITAL-SHIP BOUND FOR ENGLAND.


By day, the red Geneva crows, on a white patch, conspicuously painted on the side of all hospital-ships guarantees their immunity from hostile interference. At night, to render any mistake as to the character of the vessel impossible, the Red Cross distinguishing badge on the hospital-ship’s side is brightly illuminated by means of electric lamps so rigged amidships as to cast downwards a strong light which is concentrated on the white patch


and red cross. Our illustration is from a sketch supplied by a correspondent who recently witnessed at the dead of night the hospital-ship seen here (which had been converted from a former passenger-vessel) steaming at full speed up Southampton Water with a freight of wounded on board for Netley Hospital. This sight, it seems superfluous to add, was as striking as it was significant.-[Draeisn Cop’rirhied in hrk LUnrtd S.su nd (,.:,nada.1



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