She looks too tired for words. Here you can see an exhausted American nurse of the United States Army Nurse Corps as she stands outside of her ward tent. Part of the 44th Evacuation Hospital, this photo would have been taken just after her shift ended following the Allied Invasion of France, also known as Operation Overlord. There is no doubt that she will have seen injuries and traumas that many of us could only imagine, but she still looks resolute, strong, and ready for her next shift. It’s an important reminder of the huge role that so many women played in the war effort, whether in the role of army nurse or so many others.
La Cambe, Calvados, Normandy, France.
Image taken by Lee Miller.