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    • ISBN:9780751567014
    • Publication date:27 Jul 2017

Eve's War

The diaries of a military wife during the second world war

By Evelyn Shillington and Barbara Fox

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The rediscovered wartime diaries of Eve Shillington - who followed her officer husband around Britain during his WWII war service and showing the extraordinary courage and resourcefulness during the war, but also determination that everyday life should continue

In 1935 Evelyn Shillington started a diary, little knowing the years of turmoil it would cover, and how insightful her experiences as an army wife would be to the following generations.

Eve joined her beloved husband, Captain Rex Shillington, whenever she could on his postings giving her a unique view into army life. Through the abdication crisis, to the turbulent years of the Second World War and ending in war-ravaged Italy, Eve documented it all with an inimitable spirit and brave humour.

The diaries lay forgotten in an attic for years until an enterprising antiques dealer discovered them by chance. Published seventy years after Eve wrote in her diary for the last time, they offer a new perspective into life on the home front, a first-hand account that was almost lost forever.

Biographical Notes

Evelyn Shillington (Author)
Born in 1893, Evelyn Shillington carefully documented her life as an army wife in the second world war, accompanying her husband, Captain Rex Shillington, around his postings. She died in 1981.

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  • ISBN: 9780751567021
  • Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Sphere
From darning socks to being locked in the loo as the King's coffin went past, Eve's War is an entertaining personal take on an extraordinary period of history. Expertly edited by Barbara Fox, it is also a fantastic example of what can happen when you discover a family gem and delve deeper into your past — Family Tree Magazine
From darning socks to being locked in the loo as the King's coffin went past, Eve's War is an entertaining personal take on an extraordinary period of history. Expertly edited by Barbara Fox, it is also a fantastic example of what can happen when you discover a family gem and delve deeper into your past
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