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Broken by Messines in WWI

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TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF MESSINES FLANDERS BELGIUM JUNE 7-14 1917 Just like other people living their lives and making plans Peter and Kate would never have thought there would be a world war. If this happened to us how would we cope? This is a true story about two young people who met and fell in love; based on the discovery of letters written a hundred years ago and found in an ornate wooden box tucked away in a cupboard. They swore to be true, but Peter and Kate both had dreams they wished to fulfil before settling down. Kate sailed to New Zealand in 1912 to work as an assistant matron at The Girls' High School in Napier. Peter, an engineer, went into business to manufacture his seed sowing machine in Lutterworth, England.Kate settled into New Zealand life. In December 1916 after almost five years abroad Kate risked the long sea voyage and the threat of U-boats to return to Britain.Peter was granted leave to attend his younger brother Jimmie's wedding in April 1917 and was re-united with his Fiance. Kate had returned to fulfil her promise to Peter. He had shown his love for her by sending her an engagement ring 11,000 miles to New Zealand. They had kept their love alive through numerous letters.The re-union was passionate but brief. Peter returned to Flanders to prepare for the Battle of Messines.At Messines, June 1917. Was it all too much for him? They were married in September 1917, but Peter deserted his pregnant wife. He could not fulfil his promise to Kate. The War had changed him; Messines had broken him physically and emotionally. He played no part in his son's upbringing. Peter and Kate were my Grandparents.
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Author(s):
Dr Mark Wardlaw
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1526206439
ISBN-13:
9781526206435
Number of pages:
233
Publisher:
MMSANDJWARDLAW.CO.UK

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TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF MESSINES FLANDERS BELGIUM JUNE 7-14 1917 Just like other people living their lives and making plans Peter and Kate would never have thought there would be a world war. If this happened to us how would we cope? This is a true story about two young people who met and fell in love; based on the discovery of letters written a hundred years ago and found in an ornate wooden box tucked away in a cupboard. They swore to be true, but Peter and Kate both had dreams they wished to fulfil before settling down. Kate sailed to New Zealand in 1912 to work as an assistant matron at The Girls' High School in Napier. Peter, an engineer, went into business to manufacture his seed sowing machine in Lutterworth, England.Kate settled into New Zealand life. In December 1916 after almost five years abroad Kate risked the long sea voyage and the threat of U-boats to return to Britain.Peter was granted leave to attend his younger brother Jimmie's wedding in April 1917 and was re-united with his Fiance. Kate had returned to fulfil her promise to Peter. He had shown his love for her by sending her an engagement ring 11,000 miles to New Zealand. They had kept their love alive through numerous letters.The re-union was passionate but brief. Peter returned to Flanders to prepare for the Battle of Messines.At Messines, June 1917. Was it all too much for him? They were married in September 1917, but Peter deserted his pregnant wife. He could not fulfil his promise to Kate. The War had changed him; Messines had broken him physically and emotionally. He played no part in his son's upbringing. Peter and Kate were my Grandparents.
Privately published, good condition.

Author(s):
Dr Mark Wardlaw
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1526206439
ISBN-13:
9781526206435
Number of pages:
233
Publisher:
MMSANDJWARDLAW.CO.UK

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