Title: Hospital Ships – Manunda – Waganella – Centaur – Oranje
Author: Goodman, Rupert
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1992
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket (Laminated boards) – 170 pages
Comments: A detailed account of the Australian Hospital Ships that served during World War II.
The hospital ships of Australia were a number of converted civilian ships used for medical services during the Second World War. They were all staffed primarily by the Army Medical staff.
The ships fell into two groups: Australian ships and Dutch ships transferred to the Australian Government. The Dutch ships retained their original Dutch officers and Javanese sailors, with replacements from an international pool being added as necessary, and they also continued to sail under the Dutch flag.
Some foxing to the book.