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Sanit├Ąts-Kompanie 625 - Nowo Alexandrowskoje, Russia 1942

This album is from a German army surgeon (Possibly a Dr. Peters) who worked as part of Sanit├Ąts-Kompanie 625 (A) which was based for a time at Nowo Alexandrowskoje, Russia through 1942. The field hospital facility seems to have been purpose built (though it encompassed pre-exsisting buildings). It was possibly adjacent to it's own airfield and graveyard. Facilities included operating theatres, Dentistry, sauna, baths, showers & de-lousing rooms where "'Fiery Elias' chased away the louse". This location was also the sight of combat medals being awarded to the wounded men. This album included several typed texts which are shown here - these reference the general conditions, the lack of beer, the unreliability of generators & the equal level of treatment provided to both officers and men. Also shown are photographs of a captured KV2 Heavy Soviet tank in German service presumably in the immediate vicinity. Photographs of medical air transport, white field ambulances and mass funeral ceremonies with firing party are shown. Included also are more mundane pictures of field generators and Russian women washing clothes and an indoor skittles lane for staff recreation. The rare and unusual album closes with pictures of the medical team joking around and then relaxing for drinks outdoors during a Russian summer evening.

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