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Book Description

A full diary, most days with detailed entries, written in ink and pencil. Size 18.5 x 11.5cm. Binding worn, but still solid. Contents in very good condition. Written in a clear, legible hand. An interesting glimpse into the life of an 18 year old nurse in 1945.
Dealer Notes
Elizabeth Rynd (Born Oct 11th 1926) was an 18 year old nurse with the Emergency Medical Service at Salisbury.
The Diary covers 1945 & life during the last year of WWII.
Elizabeth has an active social life with cinema, dances & boy friends of the 6th Airborne Division.
She hears they have left England in gliders & were dropped the other side of the Rhine “God save them” then the bad news that Roger has been killed and 7 more of her friends. “Very miserable and dreadful to think that one so full of life and fun should be no more” Made a little garden for Roger and planted primroses.
Meets Michael Seaward (born 1923) & soon engaged to be married. The announcement was put in The Times.
Aug 14th Japan surrendered, End of the War in the Far East comes at last. Only by the skin of his teeth did Michael escape going to Burma for 3 years.
All the nurses allowed out, absolute chaos, danced in the street & drank beer!
“A long and interesting year, I shall never regret anything I have done in 1945”
Author Rynd, Elizabeth
Date 1945
Binding Flexible Cloth
Publisher -
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages 104

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