Download e-book for iPad: Betty's Wartime Diary 1939-1945 by Betty Armitage
By Betty Armitage
A few years in the past, journalist Nicholas Webley stumbled throughout a outstanding locate in the course of a regimen research in a small condo in Norfolk - a diary.
The diary was once stored through the warfare years and scribbled for the main half at school workout books and on scraps of decomposing paper. It used to be written via a seamstress born within the 1880's. Betty Armitage, the seamstress, was once a theatrical wardrobe through the first a part of the century and moved to Norfolk prior to the battle. Her diary is rare, because it perspectives the occasions of the conflict during the eyes of somebody born round the time of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. such a lot of debts of the warfare are in keeping with army event or existence in towns throughout the Blitz; right here the good occasions of these years are considered from the rustic: privation relieved via the occasional poached pheasant, upheaval as hundreds of thousands of vivid younger US servicemen 'invade' East Anglia, quiet heroes and small-time rural villains. A time which turns out usual to us this day via movie, yet which was once rather one other age, springs to existence within the pages of Betty's Diary; humorous, touching and unaffectedly brilliant.