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Blood and Bandages - Book Launch with authors Liz Coward & William Earl
Fri, April 28, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
A rare opportunity to meet author Liz Coward and William Earl whose experiences are conveyed in this newly published book. War changes everyone and for those lucky enough to survive there can be no return to the carefree days before the hell of war broke out. William Earl was a 26 year old Chemist’s Assistant when his call up papers arrived and his life changed forever. Leaving a wife and new baby virtually alone to fend for themselves was a constant worry and circumstances grew worse as the years went by.
Joining the 214th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Orderly William’s role was no soft posting. He was assigned to the Field Ambulance, so followed the infantry into battle to treat and recover the wounded, often under fire, before removing them from danger.
Seeing action in North Africa and throughout the entire Italian campaign at places such as Salerno, Anzio and the Gothic Line William recalls his experiences in detail with the emotion of someone who lost many friends and was the last comforting voice to many a dying soldier.
The evening will include readings from the book, a talk about Williams experiences, refreshments, an opportunity to meet both Liz and William and the chance to purchase a signed copy of this unique story.