New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy
For some days from 14 April preparations were made for an attack by 2 NZ Division. In the medical arrangements the two surgical teams from 1 NZ CCS and 1 NZ General Hospital, and also 2 FTU, were placed at 4 MDS near Sidi Bou Ali. Evacuation was down a good tarsealed road to 1 NZ CCS, 8 miles north of El Djem. The two ADSs moved up with their brigades under cover of darkness on 19 April, 5 ADS occupying a site well hidden behind the cactus hedges and 6 ADS having perforce to remain in the open.