World War I: wounded soldiers in Palestine being carried on cacolets on the backs of camels. Oil painting by G. Pirie, ca. 1917.
- Pirie, George, 1863-1946.
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OED defines a cacolet as "A military litter for the sick or wounded carried by mules; either in the form of arm-chairs suspended one on each side of a mule, or of a bed laid along the beast's back. First employed by the French in the Crimean War, 1854-5". Both forms of the cacolet are shown here, the chair type on the left and the bed-type on the right
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