Farming, Fighting and Family: A Memoir of the Second World by Miranda McCormick

By Miranda McCormick

The Wiltshire farmer/author/broadcaster Arthur (A.G.) road was once one of many best voices of British agriculture in the course of WW2. His daughter Pamela – herself an aspiring author - used to be eighteen whilst struggle broke out. Her contributions to the battle attempt integrated engaged on her father’s farm, nursing within the neighborhood army clinic, and serving within the ATS. Her destiny husband, David McCormick, served with the 4th RHA in North Africa. Captured in December 1941, he persevered the rest of the conflict in legal camps in Italy and Germany.

Miranda McCormick has skilfully woven jointly her forebears’ very differing wartime reviews. Of particular curiosity to social, army and agricultural historians, for the overall reader this can be additionally an intensely human – from time to time heart-rending – tale of affection, accountability, separation, temptation, guilt and eventual reunion. Pamela fell in love with an American pilot – yet she remained real to David. the tension used to be a lot that she used to be invalided out of the ATS.

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