World War One Absorbent Gauze

"Then we did not quite realize in full of the awful nights at the front where everything seemed to be ablaze with the fire of machine guns and rifles and the scream of shells flying through the air and the terrible explosions that tore men to pieces, of the cries and moaning of the wounded and of countless hardships and sufferings which it is almost impossible to describe and can never be realized except by being there."

— Robert E. Schalles, May 11, 1919 – Mother’s Day