Photograph, 'The Horror of War' - A German Ambulance Takes an Artillery Hit

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
This photograph shows a WWI horse-drawn German ambulance that apparently sustained an artillery hit. As the burned-out ambulance smolders, German soldiers try to pick up the pieces while two medics stand by. The horse is lying on the ground, and a soldier bends over it's head, perhaps to administer a bullet of mercy. This same scene was played out again and again on all sides during the mud-and-blood bath of WWI. A most heart-wrenching account...