Friday, 2 August 2013

Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip by Harry Leslie Smith

In this book Harry shares his memoirs from just after the end of the Second World War. Harry is now twenty-two and was ready for peace. He has spent the last four years in the RAF as a wireless operator. Living in Hamburg and with no desire to return back to his hometown in Yorkshire, knowing there is nothing for him there anymore, Harry meets and falls in love with a young German girl called Friede and in this book their remarkable love story is told.

The war may be over but prejudices are still high and romance does not run smoothly for the young sweethearts, from two completely different cultures divided by war. Can they fight to stay together and be together against the church and the government?

I was really looking forward to reading this book after reading Harry book 1923: A memoir Lies and Testaments, which I really enjoyed and found really interesting and I was not disappointed with this book. A wonderful romantic story, about two people in love that are thrown obstacles in their way to keep them apart.

This to me personally is the best way to learn social history, by authors like Harry, who have wrote down and shared their own true life personal experiences all about what real life was really like and how they lived it. This is a fascinating story. I really admire Harry’s determination to be with the woman he loves. This book is an excellent read.

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