William Earl was a 26 year old Chemist’s Assistant when his call up papers arrived and his life changed forever. Joining the 214th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Orderly William’s role was no soft posting. Seeing action in North Africa and throughout the entire Italian campaign at places such as Salerno, Anzio and the Gothic Line. William is a charming, intelligent and independent man who will shortly be celebrating his 102nd birthday. Liz Coward has written his moving story with extracts from his letters home, original photographs, training manuals and official war diaries. Blood and Bandages is a very personal, honest and moving account of one man’s life over 6 years of war.
Talks and lectures Friday 20th Jul 2018 2-4pm
Meet the Author: Liz Coward
Author Liz Coward will be signing copies at IWM London of Blood and Bandages.