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Author York, Sophie.

Title Angels of Aceh : the compelling story of Operation Tsunami Assist / Sophie York
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, [2005]


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Description ix, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Summary A compassionate and sometimes shocking account of the Boxing Day tsunami told by the first Australian medical team into Banda Aceh. Paul Dunkin didn't hesitate when he was asked to join the first international medical team going into Banda Aceh, his story told by his wife is a compelling snapshot into his experiences
Analysis Australian miscellaneous writings (Australia,Indonesia)
Notes A gutsy and passionate Australian, Paul Dunkin didn't hesitate when he was asked to help in a crisis. He joined the first international surgical team to visit tsunami- devastated Banda Aceh, just days after a giant earthquake hit the region. An anaesthetist, Paul spent the next weeks with the team in a blur of operating, working and saving lives. They were the first to arrive and with next to nothing, they performed great feats
This story of the Combined Australian Surgical Team-Aceh (CASTA), told by Paul's wife, Sophie York, is a compelling snapshot of what it was like to be there at the epicentre of the disaster. We learn about the Australian medical team: what they did, what they saw, how they lived and how they coped with being there amongst the complete devastation. Through the team's eyes, we see the people and what remains of their homes, families and lives. This book vividly brings alive the sights, smells and sounds in a way that television and news reports somehow do not. It is also, more importantly, an affirmation of the human spirit; of dignity, generosity and hope under overwhelming pressure. Originally begun as a personal record, Angels of Aceh has become a chronicle of an intense but brief time
Subject Dunkin, Paul.
Combined Australian Surgical Team-Aceh.
Disaster medicine -- Indonesia -- Aceh.
Emergency medical personnel -- Indonesia -- Aceh.
Disaster relief -- Indonesia -- Aceh.
Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004.
Natural disasters -- Social aspects -- Indonesia -- Aceh.
Disaster Medicine -- history.
History, 21st Century.
Relief Work -- history.
Tidal Waves -- history.
Aceh (Indonesia) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 1741147468