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Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy

6 Field Ambulance Moves North

6 Field Ambulance Moves North

Sixth Field Ambulance moved north from Athens on 26 and 27 March, after spending a few days in Hymettus camp. Some went by road, others by rail in goods waggons and cattle trucks—some saw the inside of the same trucks again later as prisoners of war. At the time of the field ambulance's arrival in Katerine, the New Zealand Division was preparing to hold a line south of the Aliakmon River and also constructing defensive positions in the Olympus Pass. For a few days the men of 6 Field Ambulance were billetted in the cinema and school, and made the acquaintance of Katerine's narrow, cobbled streets and tiny café bars.