Reports by the Joint War Committee and the Joint War Finance Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England on voluntary aid rendered to the sick and wounded at home and abroad and to British prisoners of war, 1914-1919, with appendices.
- Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
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Voluntary aid rendered to the sick and wounded at home and abroad and to British prisoners of war, 1914-1919
The most comprehensive, single-volume record of the Red Cross and its commitment in the First World War. Members of the British Red Cross and the Order of St John were organised into Voluntary Aid Detachments (the term VAD later came to be used for an individual member as well as a detachment). All members were trained in first aid and others trained in nursing, cookery and hygiene and sanitation. Throughout the war VADs worked in hospitals, convalescent homes, rest stations, packing centres, medical supply depots and work parties. The Joint War Committee organised the volunteers alongside technical and professional staff. The Committee also supplied the machinery and mechanisms to provide these services in Britain and in the conflict areas of Europe, the Middle East, Russia and East Africa. The Joint War Committee was the first to supply motorised ambulances to the battlefields.
Sussex : Naval & Military Press : Imperial War Museum, 
823 pages : illustrations (part folded) ; 33 cm
Facsimile reproduction of 1921 ed., originally published by H.M.S.O.
Headquarters work and finance : Introduction -- General management -- Sources of income -- Report of the Joint War Finance Committee -- Personnel -- Stores -- Ambulances -- Voluntary Aid Department -- the King George Hospital -- Auxiliary home hospitals -- Convalescent homes, hospitals and camps -- After-care of disabled men and special hospitals -- The central work rooms -- The Red Cross War Library -- Auxiliary and other bodies to which grants have been made -- Work abroad : France and Belgium -- Serbia -- Montenegro -- Malta -- Egypt and Palestine -- Gallipoli -- Italy -- Russia and Roumania -- Salonika and Corfu -- Mesopotamia and Northern Persia -- East Africa -- Wounded and missing, and prisoners of war : Enquiries for wounded and missing -- Work in Switzerland -- The Central Prisoners of War Committee -- Work in Holland -- Work in Berlin -- Demobilization and conclusion.