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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 existence in England in the course of those hard and scary years. whilst her sons, Oswald and Seton, determined they desired to function pilots, which intended enlisting in Britain, Annie Montgomerie decreed that the entire relatives might pass 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 occasionally by no means got here again, staring at Oswald and Seton burst off to battle, and affliction within the influenza epidemic. via all this Annie stored a diary, within which she recorded her deep love and main issue for her kin, her hatred of the struggle, 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, in addition to many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton. Richly illustrated with modern images and different memorabilia, Annie's struggle bargains a different and compelling view of an important time in global background. Susanna spent a long time transcribing and dealing on her grandmother Annie's diaries, which have been found by means of her cousin, John Montgomerie, who has additionally provided quite a few the pictures used.

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