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Title: The 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' in the eyes of the ANZACs
Authors: Galea, Albert
Keywords: World War, 1914-1918 -- Malta
War -- Relief of sick and wounded -- History -- 20th century
Military hospitals -- Malta -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Maltese
Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Issue Date: 2018-11-11
Publisher: Standard Publications Ltd
Citation: Galea, A. (2018, November 18). The 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' in the eyes of the ANZACs, Malta Independent on Sunday, pp. 10.
Abstract: Malta's involvement in World War II is well known and well documented; but less so is the scale of the island's involvement in the previous great conflict of the 20th century. During World War I, Malta was already considered the 'Nurse of the Mediterranean'. Malta, being a British colony at the time, was naturally not a neutral in the conflict that began in the summer of 1914. The island had, at its peak, 27 hospitals with 334 medical officers, 913 nurses, and 25,000 beds to provide optimum care to those arriving from the front. A large number of those who were treated in Malta were members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - the ANZACs.
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