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By Anna Rogers,Susanna Montgomerie Norris

there were many released collections of squaddies' diaries and letters from the 1st global conflict, yet by no means a firsthand account of 1 New Zealand family's existence in England in the course of those not easy 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 full relations may cross 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, gazing 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 crisis for her relations, 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 notable account, besides many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton. Richly illustrated with modern pictures and different memorabilia, Annie's warfare bargains a distinct 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 through her cousin, John Montgomerie, who has additionally provided a lot of the pictures used.

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