Lancashire, England. 1945-08-08. Draftees board their home-ward-bound ship as part of the largest ...

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Accession Number UK3141
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Stewart, Alexander
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Lancashire, England. 1945-08-08. Draftees board their home-ward-bound ship as part of the largest RAAF repatriation draft to leave Britain since the end of the war in Europe and sailed from Liverpool in the Orion, a 22,000 ton troopship. Six hundred of the 706 draftees were ex-POWs, the last of the ex-POWs left in Great Britain, except about 100 who remained for rehabilitation purposes.