I grew up in Nottingham, England listening to the stories my father recounted of his humorous antics during WWII. I was always, and still am, fascinated by them. He never talked about the battles - just the fun stuff. I had always intended to publish the letters and originally started transcribing them back in 1993 but got distracted. By the time I got back to transcribing them it was 2018, 2 years after his death. With all the original letters in my hands , I was determined to get them published this time. As I typed, I relived the war through his eyes and words. I was there with him.
Following in my father's footsteps, I have had a lifelong interest in travel, history and foreign languages. I am intrigued by cultural differences among ethnic groups and societies, just as he described in his letters.
For the history lover, this is a wonderful collection of personal experiences, trials and tribulations and optimism.