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Read World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940) by Vicki Washuk-fReado
The Story Behind This Book
I am the great grand daughter of Ruby Alice Thompson Side. I inherited forty-three diaries that span from 1909–1969. These diaries are personal experiences and opinions of Ruby's marriage and the war she lived through, often not knowing if her house would be the next target of destruction. I cannot imagine having to endure these experiences. Ruby was not able to express her opinions or feelings about either the war or her marriage except in the privacy of her diary. Being able to do so was her saving grace. These are Ruby’s outpourings of her experience during the World War ll Blitz bombings that she could not always speak about. Many of the things she says in today's world would be considered politically incorrect. In this very personal and historical account Ruby writes about her truth of the war and her marriage which she shares with no one but her diary. Some of her opinions will be disturbing to some people. To edit out Ruby's opinions would be a disservice to Ruby so her words will stand as she wrote them.