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Lifeline across the sea : mercy ships of the Second World War and their repatriation missions

Author: David Williams
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom : History Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The safe exchange of wounded or gravely ill prisoners of war, 'protected personnel' - medical staff and clergy - and diplomats, civilians and alien internees is a little known dimension of the Second World War, yet it was highly dangerous work. Here, David L. Williams tells the gripping story of some fifty mercy ships engaged in these repatriation voyages, each of the exchanges arranged individually between Allied  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Williams
ISBN: 9780750961356 075096135X
OCLC Number: 907659930
Description: 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The mercy ships --
The mercy missions --
The fates and subsequent careers of the mercy ships.
Responsibility: David L. Williams.

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