An American ambulance evacuates the wounded in the French town Récourt-le-Creux, south of Verdun, on July 15, 1916.
At the end of February 1916, AFS-American Field Service volunteers were called to treat the many wounded at the Battle of Verdun – one of the largest and bloodiest battles of World War I. During the 10 months of fighting that ensued between the French and Germans, they cared for an estimated 60 men using specially equipped Model-T Ford ambulances. These young Americans were witnesses to the carnage taking place on French soil.
The 2,500 AFS volunteers participated in every major French battle, carrying supplies and more than 500,000 casualties.
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