WAR II FROM BOTH SIDES
- A Memoir -
By Tessa and Martin Borner
This is a unique 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 life in pre and post-war Britain and Germany, and give eye witness accounts of their survival during the war.
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. Martin gives an eye witness account of how he survived the Dresden firebombing and how he escaped communist East Germany. Tessa and Martin met, married and raised a family in Canada and made several return visits with their children before and after the fall of the Wall.
Dresden, Germany and Coventry, England are twin cities. The recent dedication of the restored “Frauenkirche” brought people from around the world and is a testament to the reconciliation of the British and German people. The cupola was a gift from the British people and was sculpted by the son of a pilot who bombed Dresden
Allied ship torpedoed in the Battle of the Atlantic