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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Evacuation During the Retreat

Evacuation During the Retreat

Patients were transported in the ambulances and trucks of the medical units during the retreat and were sent on to Athens as opportunity offered, for example, when temporary stability occurred behind the Thermopylae line. Urgent treatment was carried out at car posts or in the ambulances on the way.

Hospital trains were used to evacuate from the Thermopylae line until the 20th, although before that date the railway line had been page 139 damaged. As far as New Zealand units were concerned, all casualties were evacuated by ambulance car from the MDS either to 2/3 Australian CCS at Levadhia or direct to Athens.