English Girl, German Boy: World War II from Both Sides

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This is the story of World War 11 seen through the eyes of two people – one English and one German. Starting in the early 20th century, the authors describe the lives of their ancestors in Britain and Germany, and their experiences living through World War 11.

With the help of her mother’s notes and letters, Tessa writes a poignant account of bombings, hardship and the death of her father in the Battle of the Atlantic. Through Martin’s eyes, we learn how he survived the Dresden firebombing, escaped from communist East Germany and how ordinary Germans suffered.

They met, married and raised a family in Canada and made several return visits to East Germany during and after the Communist era. We hope this first hand account from "both sides" will lead the reader towards a better understanding of the conditions which led up to World War 11.

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Tessa and Martin were married in Canada in 1957 and are the parents of five children and the grandparents of 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Tessa and Martin ran a bed and breakfast for 22 years in Costa Rica. They have welcomed thousands of guests from around the world. Martin died in 2014 but Tessa still lives on her property Posada Mimosa.
Tessa is also the author of "Potholes to Paradise which tells about their experiences living in Costa Rica" and "English Girl, German Boy - World War2 From Both Sides."
She is also co-author with Joze Borstnar of "Slovenia a la Carte - All You Ever Wanted to Know About Slovenia".

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