Monday, 20 July 2015
Fleeing From The Fuehrer - Charmian Brinson and William Kaczynski
This review has been published in Soldier magazine: www.soldiermagazine.co.uk
Title: Fleeing From The Fuehrer
Author: Charmian Brinson and William Kaczynski
Publisher: The History Press
This is a very unique and fascinating book. In an age of electronic communication, it is easy to forget how critical the written letter was to millions of people displaced by the ravages of war. World War 2 was witness to one of the largest displacements of people, on a global scale; never before seen or imagined. The authors have collected and studied the role that mail played in keeping families connected, reuniting those loved ones pulled apart by conflict and how the post actually reflected the one means by which, regardless of whose side one was on, connections were maintained. A comprehensive and thoughtful work.