New PDF release: Annie's War: A New Zealand Woman and Her Family in England

By Anna Rogers,Susanna Montgomerie Norris

there were many released collections of squaddies' diaries and letters from the 1st international battle, yet by no means a firsthand account of 1 New Zealand family's lifestyles in England in the course of those not easy and scary years. while her sons, Oswald and Seton, made up our minds they desired to function pilots, which intended enlisting in Britain, Annie Montgomerie decreed that the complete kin might cross too. So from 1916 to 1919 they lived in London, dealing with Zeppelin assaults, giving hospitality to younger New Zealand pals who left to struggle and infrequently by no means got here again, observing Oswald and Seton burst off to conflict, and ache within the influenza epidemic. via all this Annie stored a diary, during which she recorded her deep love and hindrance for her kinfolk, her hatred of the battle, her forthright, a laugh and proudly Kiwi perspectives at the English, and myriad interesting information about wartime London lifestyles. Annie's granddaughter, Susanna Montgomerie Norris, has transcribed and edited this amazing account, in addition to many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton. Richly illustrated with modern photos and different memorabilia, Annie's conflict bargains a special and compelling view of an important time in global heritage. Susanna spent decades transcribing and dealing on her grandmother Annie's diaries, that have been found by means of her cousin, John Montgomerie, who has additionally provided a lot of the pictures used.

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