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Dent, Anita Guthrie
MANUSCRIPT 10 YEAR DIARY 1936-1945 COVERING THE BUILD UP TO, AND WWII YEARS - HIGH SOCIETY
2 X 5 Year Diaries, Very Full. One Photograph. All Edges Gilt. Size 6 x 5 Inches. 5 Days To A Page. Handwritten By Anita Guthrie Dent (1868-1948) Married To Ernest Freshfield Dent, Broughton House, Stockbridge, Hampshire. Daughter Of Stephen Williamson, Founder Of The Liverpool Shipping Company, Balfour Williamson. The Diaries Are Particularly Interesting, Covering The Build Up To WWII. The a First Years Are Full Of Tea Parties, Visits, Gardening etc, Then As News Becomes More Serious, The Family, Having Lived Through "The Great War" Realise We Are On The Brink Of A Second War. September 3rd 1939 - 11.15 am - "WE ARE AT WAR WITH GERMANY " In 1940 The Diary Changes - Incendiary Bombs On The City, Bombs Land In Fields Near The School, Italy Declares War, Paris Evacuated, France Lays Down Arms, Nightly Raids On London. Concrete Blocks Across Village Street, Invasion Expected, Troops Stood By All Night. ALAN BURIES THE TREASURE IN THE GARDEN! The Swimming Pool Is Always In Use By The RAF, Who Are Entertained With Soup & Sherry! Packs & Sends Off Photos, Maps etc Wanted By The Admiralty (First Offered In 1922) Covers V.E. Day, Death Of Roosevelt, George V, Hitler, Edward VIII Abdication, Raids On London .....
Bookseller: Paul Bostock Rare Books [UK]
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