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AFS Ambulances Loading Blood onto Hospital Ship

Creator
Cobb, John Candler, II, 1919-2016
Creation Date
1943/09
Who
WWII driver
When
WWII
Where
North Africa
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Courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives.) Contact archives@afs.org for information regarding the rights and reproduction policies of this specific item.

Photo: John C. Cobb, courtesy AFS Archives, NY.

Note that the dock is a ramp constructed on top of a sunken ship, lying on its side in the mud of Tripoli Harbor. The blood had been obtained from volunteers like us, in exchange for a can of beer. The hospital ship was probably preparing for the invasion of Italy. We were soon to follow.

Location: Tripoli Harbor.