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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy



The number of field telephones in the New Zealand sector totalled only about twelve so that inter-communication was exceedingly difficult. The lack of motor cycles or other vehicles meant that messages and orders had to be taken on foot. For instance, when movement by day came to be restricted by enemy aircraft, the ADMS NZ Division found it necessary to spend most of each night travelling across country on foot to visit the field ambulances, which had no telephones.