In Love and War by Susan Jacobs and The Occupiers by Alison Parr – review

By Dale Williams In Books

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27th December, 2012
Women historians writing about war are far less interested in weaponry and battles than they are in the effect of war on human lives and society; some exceptionally insightful writing results. More than 16,000 Kiwi servicemen fought in Italy in World War II. Some returned with Italian brides; some left behind “fatherless” children. The first part of Susan Jacobs’s intelligent and absorbing IN LOVE AND WAR: KIWI SOLDIERS’ ROMANTIC ENCOUNTERS IN WARTIME ITALY (Penguin, $39.99) analyses the social impact the Kiwi troops and Italian society had on each other, and New Zealand ...

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