9781785780004

Love Among the Ruins A Memoir of Life and Love in Hamburg, 1945

  • ISBN 13:

    9781785780004

  • ISBN 10:

    178578000X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/12/2016
  • Publisher: Icon Books

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Summary

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.

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