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Papa’s War:  From the London Blitz to the Liberation of Holland
by Thérèse van Houten

Publisher: Cheyne Institute

Publication Date: April 17, 2015
Language: English

ISBN-10: 0692371133

ISBN-13: 978-0692371138
Library of Congress Control Number: 2015901011
Paperback: 234 pages

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Papa's War

It’s September 1939 and England has declared war on Germany. A young Dutch journalist, working in London, bids farewell to his wife and infant daughter who are evacuated to the countryside. Their daily correspondence, during this and subsequent separations, offers an intimate portrait of their dedication to each other amid the devastation of war. The letters provide an eyewitness account of the London Blitz, and, later, the gradual liberation of The Netherlands. The narrative personalizes the resilience of the British and the suffering and courage of the Dutch during World War II. 

​​From the London Blitz to the Liberation of Holland