S$90 including transport from Dempsey Road
Come and join author and scriptwriter Liz Coward at her delightful Seletar home where she will share the story of her acclaimed World War Two memoir, Blood and Bandages. Over a selection of cheeses and a glass or two of wine (included in your ticket), Liz will describe the incredible work of the RAMC’s field ambulance and the moving story of one of its nursing orderlies, William Earl.
In addition, we are offering a special WW2 tour later in the year which will explore how medical care was provided coming up to and during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in early 1942. More information about this will be available at the Literary evening on May 10.
Please note you may join us in Seletar at 7pm or take optional transport from Dempsey Rd leaving at 6:15pm. There are 2 types of tickets; please choose the ones that suit you best!
Synopsis of Blood and Bandages
Co-written with 103-year-old veteran William Earl, the book offers a unique perspective of WW2 and a superb account of William’s career as a Nursing Orderly in various WW2 campaigns. Initially attached to the British Eighth Army, William saw action on the front line in North Africa before joining the 5th Anglo-American Army for the invasion of Italy. As RAMC personnel, William and his comrades were unarmed non-combatants, yet they were in the thick of the action. They followed the first assault troops up the beaches at Salerno. They stood amongst the infantry during the bloodbath at Anzio, and they constantly faced the terror of No Man’s Land to rescue the injured. For three years, William served tirelessly, while yearning for the day when peace would come and he could return to his beloved Mary and a son he barely knew. Blood and Bandages is the compelling story of William’s fight to save lives amidst the horrors of war and his enduring love for his young wife.