The Resource Annie's war : a New Zealand woman and her family in England 1916-19 : the diaries of Annie Montgomerie /cedited by Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers

Annie's war : a New Zealand woman and her family in England 1916-19 : the diaries of Annie Montgomerie /cedited by Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers

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Annie's war : a New Zealand woman and her family in England 1916-19 : the diaries of Annie Montgomerie /cedited by Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers
Title
Annie's war
Title remainder
a New Zealand woman and her family in England 1916-19 : the diaries of Annie Montgomerie /cedited by Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers
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Language
eng
Summary
There have been many published collections of soldiers' diaries and letters from the First World War, but never a first-hand account of one New Zealand family's life in England during these challenging and frightening years. When her sons, Oswald and Seton, decided they wanted to serve as pilots, which meant enlisting in Britain, Annie Montgomerie decreed that the whole family would go too. So from 1916 to 1919 they lived in London, facing Zeppelin attacks, giving hospitality to young New Zealand friends who left to fight (and sometimes never came back), watching Oswald and Seton go off to war, and suffering in the influenza epidemic. Through all this Annie kept a diary, in which she recorded her deep love and concern for her family, her hatred of the war, her forthright, amusing and proudly Kiwi views on the English and myriad fascinating details about wartime London life. Annie's granddaughter, Susanna Montgomerie Norris, has transcribed and edited this extraordinary account, along with many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Annie's war : a New Zealand woman and her family in England 1916-19 : the diaries of Annie Montgomerie /cedited by Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers
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Annie's war : a New Zealand woman and her family in England 1916-19 : the diaries of Annie Montgomerie /cedited by Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers
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Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The voyage -- Arrival in England -- Seton in uniform -- The move to "40" -- Another year of war -- Death from the sky -- Seton goes to France -- 1918 -- Seton gets a "Blighty" -- Holiday in Devon -- Armistice -- 1919 -- Last days -- Going home
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ocn879528602
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
255 pages, xxxii pages of plates
Isbn
9781877578755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2371286
  • (OCoLC)879528602

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