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Royal Naval armoured ambulance breakdown in the Caucasus. Glass negative, ca. 1919.

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Negative number 1054 in Knapp's original exhibition list

Registration plate number of broken down ambulance reads 'OA8890'. Two men wait at the side behind the contents of the ambulance. The rear doors of the ambulance are open to reveal the stretchers for the wounded inside

One of a series of glass negatives collected by Surgeon Commander Montague Henry Knapp, Hon. Director of the Naval Medical Section of the Imperial War Museum and exhibited at Crystal Palace in June 1920. Correspondence in the Wellcome Archives indicates that Knapp (as Hon. Director and organiser for the IWM) was involved in the transfer of surplus naval and military medical material from the Imperial War Museum to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, in setting up exhibits, and in acquiring other materials for the Wellcome collections. Material specifically relating to Knapp's activities in setting up the Naval Warfare Section in the Imperial War Museum have been transferred to the IWM.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1919]

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative ; glass negative 8.2 x 11 cm


Wellcome Library no. 586181i


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