Then and Now: Dressing Station in Marcq

Marcq Dressing Station Then


Marcq Now


Caption:  Figure 76–Dressing station operated by Ambulance Company No. 311, 78th Division, at Marcq, Ardennes, October 17, 1918.  Note that one can see two medical (i.e. red cross) flags in the then photo.


“On Oct. 10 the 78th Division moved into the Argonne Forest west of Montblainville in reserve of the I Corps.  On October 16 the division relieved the 77th Division in a sector along the Aire River from St. Juvin to Grand-Pré.”  (78th Division:  Summary of Operations in the World War.  ABMC.  Washington, D.C., 1944.  P. 19.)


Location:  Just off the D342 in Marcq; on the Place de la Mairie.  The Mairie (Town Hall) is not pictured in either photo, but it is off to the right.  Note:  The building in the foreground of the then photo doesn’t exist any more.  Note the directions to Grandpré and St. Juvin on that building.  Also, note that that building blocked a portion of the left-most building in the then photo.


Source of Then Photo:  U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of Medical History.  “The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, Volume VIII, Field Operations.”  Source of Then Photo:


Source of Now Photo:  The Webmaster