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Book Title: Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip|
The author of the book: Harry Leslie Smith
Date of issue: November 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781462062454
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Twenty-two years old and ready for peace, Harry Leslie Smith has survived the Great Depression and endured the Second World War. Now, in 1945 in Hamburg, Germany, he must come to terms with a nation physically and emotionally devastated. In this memoir, he narrates a story of people searching to belong and survive in a world that was almost destroyed.
"Hamburg 1947" recounts Smith's youthful RAF days as part of the occupational forces in post-war Germany. A wireless operator during the war, he doesn't want to return to Britain and join a queue of unemployed former servicemen; he reenlists for long term duty in occupied Germany. From his billet in Hamburg, a city razed to the ground by remorseless aerial bombardment, he witnesses a people and era on the brink of annihilation. This narrative presents a street-level view of a city reduced to rubble populated with refugees, black marketers, and cynical soldiers.
At times grim and other times amusing, Smith writes a memoir relaying the social history about this time and place, providing a unique look at post-WWII Germany. "Hamburg 1947" is both a love story for a city and a passionate retailing of a love affair with a young German woman.
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Harry Leslie Smith is a survivor of the Great Depression, a second world war RAF veteran and, at 93, an activist for the poor and for the preservation of social democracy. He writes for numerous publications including The New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, The Tyee, International Business Times as well as the Guardian where his articles have been shared over 250,000 times on Facebook and have attracted huge comment and debate. He has authored numerous books about Britain during the Great Depression, the second world war and postwar austerity. He lives in Yorkshire.
Harry Leslie Smith books are represented by Greene & Heaton. His Books include 1923, The Empress of Australia, Harry's Last Stand, and Love Among the Ruins. His fifth book Don't Let My Past Be Your Future will be published in March 2017.
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