hospital train


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Noun1.hospital train - a military train built to transport wounded troops to a hospitalhospital train - a military train built to transport wounded troops to a hospital
railroad train, train - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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October 19, 1915: The first wounded soldiers were arriving at the newly-opened war hospital at Royds Hall with 100 sent by hospital train from Southampton to Huddersfield.
In a bombing mission over Nazi Germany, the two were forced to parachute when their plane was hit, and they evaded capture by jumping on a hospital train filled with patients from the eastern front.
The relationship with the hospital is a long-term one because the charity aims to help the hospital train its staff and make sustainable changes to benefit the people of Battambang.
They were met at Riverside Station by a hospital train, and were swiftly transferred to its hammocks - They were met at Riverside Station by a hospital train, and were swiftly transferred to its hammocks - designed to avoid their occupants being jolted.
Hospital train Throughout WWI, railway companies converted existing stock into sophisticated travelling hospitals.
Claire has helped develop a floating hospital in Bangladesh, a hospital train in India and a low-cost solar-powered hearing aid and battery recharger.
He said the deal would help doctors from the hospital train in certain fields such as ICU, neurology and osteology.
Army veteran of World War II, serving in Northern France, the Ardennes and the Rhineland as a member of the 22nd Hospital Train.
The settings vary greatly, so that the reader requires dexterity in spotting clues and piecing together fragments of information in such poems as "Incident on a Hospital Train from Calcutta, 1944" or "The Captain's Diary," a dramatic monologue that skewers the blinkered snobbery of the pre-1914 British military caste.
We were then taken by ambulance to Crepy, where they loaded us into a hospital train and we were off .
The journey by hospital train from Southampton had taken more than eight hours.
I was put on a hospital train which took us to Leicester and ended up at hospital where I had further treatment.

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