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N.Z. Repatriated Prisoners Return To Rest Centre AWAITING OTHER TRANSPORT N.Z.P.A. Special Correspondent Rec. 1 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 9. The New Zealanders who left their ship at Liverpool as a protest against conditions comprised 170 men of the N.Z.E.F. and 21 of the R.N.Z.A.F., including warrant-officers. They returned to the repatriation centres in Kent and Brighton. It was stated at headquarters that the men were warned that sleeping facilities would he cramped, hut that naval ratings would wait on them for an extra 3/ a day, and that warrant-officers would not have to bear this cost. The statement was also made that the men agreed, as they wanted to return home as quickly as possible. They changed their minds, however, when they saw the accommodation on the ship. They are now awaiting another ship, and will be given no option. No disciplinary action is being taken. Nearly 200 New Zealand liberated war prisoners walked off a ship in which they were due to .sail for home yesterday, as a protest against overcrowding and insufficient sanitation, said the Daily Mail yesterday. Many complained that they had been given hammocks but no place to sling them. There were only three lavatories and nine wash basins for 300 men.

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OBJECTION TO SHIP, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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OBJECTION TO SHIP Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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