Wendel, Else, Winncroft, Eileen

Hausfrau at War - A German Woman's Account of Life in Hitler's Reich

Odhams Press Limited, 1957

750.00 € (Ladysmith, Canada)

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[8]-255p. Black and white photographic plates. "A dramatic and moving account by an ordinary German housewife of everyday life in wartime Berlin. Three years of devastating Allied air attacks and mounting German defeats in the field are seen through the eyes of a woman, fearful for her family, her mother-in-law in Hamburg and her brother on the Russian front. The siege of Berlin is remembered by a woman whose brother was killed in the city's defence; the harsh realities of defeat and occupation are made vivid and unforgettable by someone whose home was turned into a soldiers' billet, whose husband was shot by the Russian invaders. [This book] is at once a remarkable evocation of the changing face of a city at war and a powerful indictment of the folly and stupidity of war." - dust jacket. Unmarked with average wear. Binding sound. Moderate foxing to edges. A quality example of the first edition. Kehr & Langmaid 4668. Madden p.362. Book