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Forces Sweethearts - Joanna Lumley

Bloomsbury, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.

Wartime romance represents the human side of war, a side that is often obscured by the conventional images of battlefield action and technological might. Drawing on an inspiring variety of both archive material and contributions from the public, Joanna Lumley looks at every aspect of this fascinating and many-faceted subject: romance as excitement, a means of escape and a symbol of hope during the dark days of war; the particular poignancy of meetings and partings; the mixing of nationalities and relaxing of inhibitions; the role of pin-ups as morale-boosters or reminders of home; the adoption of women as idolised fantasy figures, from Betty Gable to the Princess of Wales; the inevitable strains on relationships and the vital part played by correspondence, which was often all that kept them going; the temptations and unfaithfulness, as well as abiding loyalty; and the tragedy of affairs broken off and sweethearts killed in battle.

Size: 9¾" x 7½". 192 pages.

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