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kindle Õ White Ship read á [Read] ➮ White Ship - Red Crosses By Nicci Pugh – Dcmdirect.co.uk 30th Anniversary Edition With White Ship Red Crosses author Nicci Pugh has created a fascinating comprehensive and historically useful account of the efforts of the medical teams and crew aboard the B th Anniversary Edition With White - RedS today The author has a flair for both technical and narrative style writing and she uickly encompasses the reader with an atmosphere of the events as they unfold The contributions from the British injured servicemen who were treated on board The Hospital Ship at the time add an element of candour that is totally uniue Complete with maps many unseen photos and relevant documentation this is a well crafted work that will appeal to a very wide readership White Ship Red Crosses is a book for the layman rather than the technical seaman telling the human story rather than a maritime historical accoun Great book and a great account of the Falklands war My brother was second Captain on the Uganda so it was rather special

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G in The South Atlantic Ocean As a veteran Naval Nursing Sister who served on board The Hospital Ship the events are told first hand As a result against the backdrop of the conflict we have a story that is infused with empathy nostalgia and camaraderie Combined they lend this fast moving tale a level of compassion usually absent in factual accounts of war where single characters are often lost in the masses The final few chapters bring the book right up to date with comparisons to current conflicts and the importance for 1982 Falklands War veterans to maintain their links with The Falkland Island Like the whole of the UK I followed the Falklands war through television and newspapers from the first landing of the scrap dealers on South Georgia to the triumphant return of the fleet It was impersonal however as I had no friends or family directly involved in the conflict and I don't have a military background Apart from the general history of the campaign the only book I had previously read was of the Vulcan bombing raid on Port StanleyNicci Pugh's book has amazed me in that despite it covering only one small aspect of the whole campaign it revealed to me just how impossibly difficult it was It's the story of how the SS Uganda was reuisitioned refitted as a hospital ship and sent to the South Atlantic during the Falklands war Nicci was one of three theatre sisters on board and she tells the story from her own perspective but eually using the words of her colleagues and patients It gives a thorough insight into all aspects of the logistical medical and personal problems that had to be overcome Nicci has included the stories of several of the most badly injured servicemen written in their own words and the bravery and stoicism is unbelievable I hadn't realised just how many men were seriously injured during and after the campaign and this book shows that the same spirit that got the Vulcan to Port Stanley against huge odds was just as visible in getting badly injured men treated and on their way home from such a hostile environment so far from safetyPerhaps the addition of a hospital ship to the Task Force initially seems to be a small matter in relation to the whole challenge But the almost insurmountable problems that come to light in just this area of the undertaking help to put the achievement of regaining the islands into perspective I hadn't realised how close the whole episode came to disaster yet nobody who was there appeared to consider any action other than pressing on and getting the job done Nicci and her colleagues are all absolute heroes to me and I am humbled by their selfless dedication to their patientsAlthough this book only covers one part of the story of the Falklands war it was such a vital part that it seems that all the other action that was happening around the islands was connected to it This makes the book important reading for anybody wanting to learn about the history of the conflict It's a well written and very readable story and Nicci has done a great job of letting everybody tell their own stories alongside her own memories and diary entries

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White Ship Red Crosses30th Anniversary Edition With White Ship Red Crosses author Nicci Pugh has created a fascinating comprehensive and historically useful account of the efforts of the medical teams and crew aboard the British Hospital Ship SS Uganda during the Falklands War in 1982 In addition to the conflict itself the book details in some depth the many transformations of the ship before she was ready to accommodate hospital space as well as the trials of the Royal Navy Medical and Nursing staff as they fought against time to convert the P&O Cruise Ship Uganda to operate successfully as a floating hospital workin I finished my apprenticeship with BI on Uganda in 1963 so was very interested to read the story of her final days Probably interesting to those who served on hospital ships but still a bit of BI history A very interesting account