University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bk07-09. Source:Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild – Its Work During the Great War (St James Palace, 1914-1919). Members of the Queen Mary's Needlework Guild were involved in making wound dressings, bandages, socks, garments, quilts, etc for allied troops and war refugees. A posed/set up photograph, illustrating improbable use of Japanese parasols by supposedly wounded soldiers, airing/convalescing at a hospital or Casulaty Clearing Station. See same type of bed: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/the-evacuation-chain-for-wounded-and-sick-soldiers/.
Parasols sent from Q.M.N.G. branch in Japan being used in France
Black and white photograph