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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

5. Grouping of Medical Convoys

5. Grouping of Medical Convoys

It was quite impossible to separate the medical from the other convoys on the crowded roads and the Red Cross markings on the ambulances were too small and indistinct. This meant that the medical units and their patients were subjected to the harassing and page 146 dangerous attention of the German air force, and it was found imperative to rely on darkness for protection. A great strain was thus thrown on the drivers, but they came through the ordeal satisfactorily. Large Red Crosses on tops of vehicles were found to be necessary for protection against air attack.