An image depicts the world’s first ambulance.
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On social media, a picture of an old vehicle with someone inside and another uniformed man peddling it is circulating. Users claim this is the first ambulance in the world.
The image was taken on July 29, 1941, and the caption reads, "A one-man anti-gas ambulance and resuscitator, designed and made for use by the Home Guard." This explains why the ambulance in the image was the first non-gas ambulance where the driver had to physically peddle it and not the first ambulance in general.
Despite the fact that the image and claim are frequently shared on social media, the Misbar team confirms that they are false and that ambulances were in use much earlier than the 1940s.