North Carolina writer, Rita Berman, in World War II book
CHALLENGES ON THE HOME FRONT, WORLD WAR II was reprinted in January 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Edited by Peggy Lovelace Ellis, this is an enlarged edition of the 2004 book that was a product of the Chapel Hill Writers' Group. Now 283 pages the book is available on Amazon.com in paperback for $12.00 and on Kindle $6.00.
By: Rita Berman
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Feb. 26, 2020 - PRLog -- Rita Berman is one of the 35 writers in this new edition who tell about their lives and experiences during World War II. Editor Peggy Ellis has assembled an interesting variety of original memoirs on how families on the home front were affected when the men went to war.
Whether describing life as a Miss Junior Red Cross, or government worker, a female boilermaker, the surrender of Wake Island, life in a German village, Christmas in wartime England or war babies of Antigua, these are true stories that have historical value. The countries where they take place are Belgium, England, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, The West Indies, The United States and Wales.
"Today, the people who struggled through that global war are becoming few and fewer in number as the years take their toll and memories fade. This book contains memoirs from 35 writers that are not found in history books but they tell of the challenges that were faced by ordinary citizens when their men went to war."
"From 1939 through the end of the war in 1945," said Peggy Ellis, "we learned that war is not only bombs and battleships, firearms and foxholes. It is also the support the military received from people, both on the home front and in the military, who are not involved in battles. That is the basis for this book."
Peggy Ellis is an editor and writer of fiction and non-fiction, who now lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Rita Berman, writer