Convalescing soldiers

During World War 1, Car nursed convalescing wounded soldiers.  She made 21 sketches of some of her charges, which can be viewed here.

The patients are wearing the standard issue blue hospital suit with red tie.  This was somewhat notorious and not always popular.  There were claims that it marked the wearer out, should they steal off to the pub!

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