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The White Ships: New Zealand’s First World War Hospital Ships – Book Review

The White Ships

By Gavin McLean

New Zealand’s hospital ships are often taken for granted in military histories. In fact the effort that went into and equipping the NZ hospital ships was considerable, led by the Governor General no less. The lessons were clear and the hospital ships were quickly revived for WWII.

This book is part of the centenary History of NZ and the First World War. McLean has written a lively and authoritative study, and his informative captions are a model for other authors.

Priced at $60.00 NZD this book will make a nice edition to any personal collection and is worth every cent. To enquire about purchasing a copy of this book please email shop@navymuseum.co.nz or call 09-445-5186.

Reviewed by CDR Richard Jackson RNZN (Rtd) for Navy Today

Posted on June 16, 2014
Filed under: Book Reviews

  1. Will someone please confirm that HMNZHS No1 was HMNZHS Maheno just as HMNZT No1 was HMNZT Moeraki? It wasn’t HMHS Maheno nor was HMNZT Waitemata was HMT Waitemata?

    Comment by Sir John Holms — December 1, 2016 @ 5:26 am

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