Fire , Fury and VD

ANZIO AMBULANCEMAN

Now 106, William Earl reflects on his service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, telling James Hoare of a journey that took him from Boots the Chemists to the bloodiest scraps in Italy

WILLIAM EARL AS A 30-YEAR-OLD MEDICAL ORDERLY IN 1945 VIA WILLIAM EARL

On February 17, 1944, nursing orderly William Earl arrived at the beleaguered Anzio beachhead, south of Rome, with the 56th (London) Division – the formation assigned to rescue an increasingly doomed operation.

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