Alive in World War Two

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Alive in World War Two weaves together extracts from wartime newsletters exchanged between the members of a scattered family with the author’s own memories of a wartime childhood in Devon, within the context of events in the world today.The cousins were typical of the generation who responded to Churchill’s eloquence when Britain defied Hitler.  They were ordinary people, unknown, unhonoured and remarkable only for their resilience. Today, we are in the midst of a different kind o war, with no end in sight. The present commentary and memoir is a salute to the cousins of the Chronicle for the way they did their best in their time and place, and an invocation of their spirit. On the scale of human evolution, wherever and whenever we live, we are all cousins working out how best to live our lives in the conditions of our own times.

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