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By Anna Rogers,Susanna Montgomerie Norris

there were many released collections of squaddies' diaries and letters from the 1st global battle, yet by no means a firsthand account of 1 New Zealand family's lifestyles in England in the course of those tough and scary years. whilst 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 kinfolk may cross 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 occasionally by no means got here again, staring at Oswald and Seton burst off to battle, and pain within the influenza epidemic. via all this Annie stored a diary, during which she recorded her deep love and main issue for her kinfolk, her hatred of the battle, her forthright, fun and proudly Kiwi perspectives at the English, and myriad attention-grabbing information about wartime London lifestyles. 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 photos and different memorabilia, Annie's warfare bargains a different and compelling view of a very important time in international heritage. Susanna spent a long time transcribing and dealing on her grandmother Annie's diaries, which have been stumbled on via her cousin, John Montgomerie, who has additionally provided plenty of the photographs used.

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