Love Among the Ruins

Love Among the Ruins

A Memoir of Life and Love in Hamburg, 1945

Book - 2015
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At 22, the war is over for RAF serviceman Harry Leslie Smith - the now 92-year-old activist and author of the acclaimed Harry's Last Stand - but the battle for love and hope rages on.Stationed in occupied Hamburg, a city physically and emotionally ripped apart by Allied bombing, and determined to escape the grinding poverty of his Yorkshire youth, Harry unexpectedly finds a reason to stay: a young German woman by the name of Friede.As their love develops, they must face both German suspicion and British disapproval of relations with 'the enemy'. Harry's ardent, straight-from-the-heart memoir brings to life a city reduced to rubble, populated with refugees, black marketeers, corrupt businessmen and cynical soldiers. It's a unique snapshot of a terrible period in Europe's history, and a passionate love letter to a city, to a woman, and to life itself.
Publisher: London : Icon, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781785780004
178578000X
Branch Call Number: 943.5150874 SMITH
Characteristics: xiv, 271 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Hamburg 1947

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