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By Anna Rogers,Susanna Montgomerie Norris

there were many released collections of infantrymen' diaries and letters from the 1st international struggle, yet by no means a firsthand account of 1 New Zealand family's existence in England in the course of those hard and scary years. while her sons, Oswald and Seton, determined they desired to function pilots, which intended enlisting in Britain, Annie Montgomerie decreed that the total relatives could move too. So from 1916 to 1919 they lived in London, dealing with Zeppelin assaults, giving hospitality to younger New Zealand associates who left to struggle and infrequently by no means got here again, staring at Oswald and Seton burst off to warfare, and ache within the influenza epidemic. via all this Annie saved a diary, during which she recorded her deep love and predicament for her relations, her hatred of the battle, her forthright, a laugh and proudly Kiwi perspectives at the English, and myriad attention-grabbing information about wartime London existence. Annie's granddaughter, Susanna Montgomerie Norris, has transcribed and edited this outstanding account, besides many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton. Richly illustrated with modern pictures and different memorabilia, Annie's conflict deals a different and compelling view of a very important time in global historical past. Susanna spent decades transcribing and dealing on her grandmother Annie's diaries, which have been stumbled on by means of her cousin, John Montgomerie, who has additionally provided a lot of the photographs used.

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