“An extraordinary narrative” “Carefully pieced together from personal and official documents, oral testimony and material objects” “A gripping and moving story, with excellent illustrations.” A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND RECONCILIATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Minny leaves Germany on a bitterly cold morning in December 1946. She travels to England to marry Jim, a British Intelligence Corps soldier in the Allied armies that defeated the Nazi regime in 1945 and occupied the devastated nation. Minny has survived British and American bombs and witnessed the destruction of Aachen, her ancient and beautiful city. How will a German woman cope in austere post-war Britain, where she is still regarded as the enemy? Illustrated with almost 100 images and original documents, The Bride's Trunk describes the adventures of an unremarkable piece of luggage and three generations of its owners, whose journeys across Europe are determined by the turbulent events of twentieth century history.
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