By Anna Rogers,Susanna Montgomerie Norris

there were many released collections of infantrymen' diaries and letters from the 1st international conflict, yet by no means a firsthand account of 1 New Zealand family's lifestyles 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 full kinfolk could move too. So from 1916 to 1919 they lived in London, dealing with Zeppelin assaults, giving hospitality to younger New Zealand neighbors who left to struggle and occasionally 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 stored a diary, within which she recorded her deep love and trouble for her family members, her hatred of the struggle, 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 striking account, in addition to many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton. Richly illustrated with modern images and different memorabilia, Annie's conflict bargains a special and compelling view of a very important time in global background. Susanna spent decades transcribing and dealing on her grandmother Annie's diaries, that have been stumbled on via her cousin, John Montgomerie, who has additionally provided a number of the images used.

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