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Photo gallery: our work between the First and Second World War

When the 'war to end all wars' finished in 1918, what was an organisation set up to help sick and wounded soldiers in wartime to do?

The answer: start helping civilians.

In 1919, the British Red Cross was granted a Supplemental Charter, allowing us to extend our services. From that point on, our volunteers worked to the improve health, prevent disease, and ease suffering throughout the world.

These years were an incredibly busy time for us, as we took the knowledge and resources we gained during the First World War and used them to help more people.

This photo gallery shows some of the ways Red Cross volunteers helped their communities between the First and Second World War.

View these photos on Flickr

To see more information on these photos follow the link above or select the full screen view (bottom right icon) and click "show info" (top right).

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