Witness to War
Ruth Macnair - ed. Miles Macnair
- Price: £6.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584072
- Availability: In Stock
Ruth Macnair witnessed the opening shots of
the Spanish Civil War. Her husband, Ian Macnair, was in command of a destroyer,
HMS Shamrock, and he was ordered by the Admiralty to undertake a number of
hazardous missions to rescue refugees from Malaga and Seville. She describes
these experiences in 15 letters to her mother in England, alternating the
alarms of war with charming domestic details, combined with the fears of a wife
for a husband suddenly caught up in an alien conflict.
A talented artist, Ruth’s letters are illustrated with her paintings and photographs of the time.
|Dimensions||210mm x 148mm|
|Illustrations||32 colour and black & white|