Post by The Historian on Feb 13, 2015 14:46:09 GMT 1
This book is a reproduction of nearly 600 original personal letters, photographs and documents during WWI from two connected families living in London, covering the period Sept 1915 to March 1919.
These memoirs are easy to read, well written, informative and often humorous. The two main correspondents are David, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, and May, his fiancée and the most senior woman working in a large insurance firm in London.
From a vivid description of Zeppelins over London, through officer training camp, a soldier in France and on the Western Front, as a Prisoner of War, and the endless wait to be demobilised, the letters from David provide an almostdaily view of a soldier’s life.
The daily life of women during WWI plays a significant part in the letters, covering office politics, voluntary work to support the war effort, domestic and leisure activities, as seen through the eyes of May, David’s mother and sister, friends and family, all hoping for the soldier’s return home.