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The white ships : New Zealand's First World War hospital ships

Author: Gavin McLean
Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : New Zealand Ship & Marine Society (Inc), 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1915 the government chartered the trans-Tasman liners Maheno and Marama for use as our first hospital ships. For the next four years, starting with the Maheno off the beach at Gallipoli, they travelled the globe, staffed by Kiwi seamen, doctors and nurses. Back home, thousands of New Zealanders made items and raised money to support these 'mercy ships' and followed their movements closely as they transported the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin McLean
ISBN: 9780473249779 0473249774
OCLC Number: 859254151
Notes: "First World War Centenary history"--Cover.
"This publication is part of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War, a partnership between: Ministry of Culture and Heritage, N.Z. Defense Force, Massey University and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association"--Title page verso.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm.
Contents: "First World War Centenary history" --
Cover. -"This publication is part of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War, a partnership between: Ministry of Culture and Heritage, N.Z. Defense Force, Massey University and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association" --
T.p verso. -Colour drawings of the NZ hospital ship Marama, on end papers. -Includes bibliographical references and index. -"In 1915 the government chartered the trans-Tasman liners Maheno and Marama for use as our first hospital ships. For the next four years, starting with the Maheno off the beach at Gallipoli, they travelled the globe, staffed by Kiwi seamen, doctors and nurses. Back home, thousands of New Zealanders made items and raised money to support these 'mercy ships' and followed their movements closely as they transported the sick and wounded from many countries" --
First World War Centenary Project website.
Responsibility: Gavin McLean.

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"In 1915 the government chartered the trans-Tasman liners Maheno and Marama for use as our first hospital ships. For the next four years, starting with the Maheno off the beach at Gallipoli, they travelled the globe, staffed by Kiwi seamen, doctors and nurses. Back home, thousands of New Zealanders made items and raised money to support these 'mercy ships' and followed their movements closely as they transported the sick and wounded from many countries"--First World War Centenary Project website.

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