Red Cross Barge Nurses during a quiet spell in France take tea in a barge

Red Cross Barge Nurses during a quiet spell in France take tea in a barge

This photograph shows a group of Red Cross nurses, and a soldier, relaxing on the deck of a barge. One nurse has a dog on her lap, another is handing out cups of tea. Several have large paper parasols to shade them from the sun. In the background the canal bends to the right past a village. This polite tea party seems out of place in a war zone with army trucks in the background. It would seem…