Somme author for local library

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A leading authority on medical services in World War One is to give a talk in Ballymena Library.

Dr. Yvonne McEwen from the University of Edinburgh will discuss ‘Sisters, Surgeons and Soldiers on the Somme: 144 days of casualty management on the Somme’ on Thursday, August 25 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

Dr. McEwen is the author of ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary: British and Irish nurses in the Great War’ (2006) and ‘In the company of nurses: the history of the British Army nursing service in the Great War’ (2014).

Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome. Booking is advisable.

For more information, contact Ballymena Central Library (5 Pat’s Brae, BT43 5AX) on telephone: 028 2563 3950 or email: