A one-minute newsreel from the BFI National Archive: British Nurses in Serbia (1915). For more, see the ‘Refugee Week Collection’ on BFI Player. In most cases, these BFI titles will be available to book and screen for no cost. Please get in touch via with details of your screening.


British Nurses in Serbia (1915) 1 min UK

Having suffered endless bombardment by Austrian warplanes during WWI, many Serbians fled to the safety of British bases, where the Red Cross were on hand to provide aid to the many casualties. One third of the total pre-war Serbian population were on the move in 1915. Frontline newsreel images such as this captured and promoted the valuable work undertaken by charitable organisations.