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Paul Biggin

Bandage's

I have just read A Waterloo Hero, The reminiscences of Friedrich Lindau.
It says that two bandage's were carried in their knapsacks.

[/quote] In a fine room we found the body of a man, probably the father of a young woman who sat close by on a chair, held up her mother, since her breast was pierced and blood  streamed out onto her white dress. I took out a bandage from my knapsack, as we usually had two of them for people who might be wounded.

Did Riflemen carry bandage's in their knapsacks?
Obadiah

Yes, certanly there is an account that the KGL did. I can't remember the exact details {I don't doub't someone will} but the chap recalls having two bandages in his kanpsack which they all did. From that I added two in my knapsack until Iain pinched mine when he burnt his hand. I'm still waiting for him to return them.

Dave
Paul Biggin

Adhesive plasters

In the same book, A Waterloo Hero, there is a mention of adhesive plasters,
Quote:
The wound in my head was causing me great pain. A doctor was called and he washed the congealed blood from my head and neck and covered the wound with an adhesive plaster.

What would these plasters have been like?
Paul Durrant

I'd hate to think. Gums and glues then were from rendered animal or fish bone, I believe.

Did he really use the term 'adhesive'?
Paul Biggin

Paul Durrant wrote:
I'd hate to think. Gums and glues then were from rendered animal or fish bone, I believe.

Did he really use the term 'adhesive'?

They were the words used

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