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Transport of ammunition in ambulances?

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Last updated: 21 Jan, 2019
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"It was an awkward job getting the wounded down the narrow, crowded trench. I saw one poor devil, his breeches dark with blood, flung out of his stretcher and gasping in agony. One had to carry wounded men a long distance, a mile or more, for even when a road existed the ambulances never came very near the front line. If they came too near the Fascists had a habit of shelling them – justifiably, for in modern war no one scruples to use an ambulance for carrying ammunition."

Source: George Orwell (1938): Hommage to Catalonia. [25 Jul 2017]

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folder Military Medical Ethics Scenarios -> Lack of knowledge and awareness in law, ethics, and intercultural differences -> Lack of knowledge in legal regulations
folder Military Medical Ethics Scenarios -> Neutrality of the medical personnel

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