"At Thark lie the transports for the green warriors of Tars Tarkas, nine hundred large troopships
, and with them their convoys.
I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship
"Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.
In process of time, thanks to his intimate knowledge of drill and musketry exercise, the excellent Mulcahy, wearing the corporal's stripe, went out in a troopship
and joined Her Majesty's Royal Loyal Musketeers, commonly known as the "Mavericks," because they were masterless and unbranded cattle - sons of small farmers in County Clare, shoeless vagabonds of Kerry, herders of Ballyvegan, much wanted "moonlighters" from the bare rainy headlands of the south coast, officered by O'Mores, Bradys, Hills, Kilreas, and the like.
Yet endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troopships
weighed anchor on Christmas Eve.
Q What happened to the troopships
Dunera, Asturias and Dilwara?
In other announcements Britain poured scorn on German claims that U-boats had sunk US troopships
in the Atlantic after several days in pursuit of the convoy.
Because, along with thousands of others, I was called up just after the war ended and put on troopships
bound for places like Palestine, Egypt, Malaya, Korea etc.
Nick had sailed before, on troopships
, and was fortunate in possessing a strong stomach.
Their arrival re-enacts the historic event of the two original ships, both then troopships
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Appropriately, Alfred and Emily ends with a scene I don't recall being in the Martha Quest series: her mother hosting and playing songs for the RAF pilots who were waiting for the troopships
that would take them home after the war.
When Australia becomes involved in WWI, it seems very distant from Breaksea until a fleet of troopships
arrive in the bay, waiting to sail to foreign seas and join the war.