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Notes written by Oskar Speck relating to his voyage

Date: 1937
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Object Name: Record
Object No: ANMS0533[012]

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    • Ambon, 30.11.37 Arrived at the military hospital on Saturday, November 27 in the morning, around 8 o'clock. The interview with the head physician and the Major was at 9.30. I was admitted I also went to see Dr. [illegible] He was rather strange, but that didn't really surprise me. He told me that he had had an operation on his head during the war. That explains everything. On the 29th around 10 am the first check-up took place. It only took a few minutes and it turned out hat I have to go to Urabaya for an operation. There is a steamer leaving from here on the 30th , but I can't take that one because my [illegible] is not in order yet. Will now probably take the KPM steamer leaving here on 3rd December. I haven't received any information yet. I treat myself as before and also receive a [illegible] tablet 4 times a day. Went to see A.R. today. He was very friendly and arranged for me to be able to catch the KPM steamer which leaves here now on 2 Dec. He asked me if I had any objections to travelling 2nd class.
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