[Cargo for Blighty]
|Title||[Cargo for Blighty]|
|Maker||Leist, Fred (Artist)|
|Medium||oil on artist board|
|Measurement||framed: 40 x 50 cm; unframed: 30.4 x 40.4 cm|
Depicts nurses at work aboard a hospital barge on a canal. The barges were manned by British Army Medical Corps orderlies and Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service nurses (QAIMNS, QAs). The converted barges, which were painted grey and draped with Red Cross flags, were used for conveying sick and wounded soldiers from the Western Front.