Survivors of hospital ship [Centaur] tell of ordeal (News From Home No. 39)

Accession Number F00734
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 21 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Lamble, Lloyd
Movietone News
Place made Australia
Date made 30 May 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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Survivors of the hospital ship Centaur which was torpedoed about fifty miles north-east of Brisbane, tell of their harrowing experience. Survivor Chief Pantryman Ronald G (Ron) Moate comes back to his loved ones. Survivors NX83273 Thomas Clark (Tom) Hegarty, NX97247 Frederick (Fred) Chidgey and Third Mate Ernest (Monty) Banks, speak to camera. NFX76584 Sister Ellen Savage, the heroine of the sinking, is interviewed from her hospital bed.