‘I never thought that I would like to have my …

‘I never thought that I would
like to have
my coat stained with a black man’s
blood but if I could have eased that fine fellow one
jot of pain I would gladly have had my whole uniform wet with it’

1918,
American ambulance driver in France, impressed by the bravery of a wounded Senegalese
soldier suffering silently in his ambulance.  The Compensations of War. Photo:
this famous photo of wounded Senegalese soldiers was taken June 10 1918, in Monchy-Humières,
Oise, France
.