‘My Dearest’ is an archive of over 400 personal ww1 letters between September 1915 and March 1919 plus photos and documents. These letters are easy to read, well written, informative and often humorous.
The two main correspondents are David, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, and May, his fiancée and the most senior woman working in a large insurance firm in London.
From a vivid description of Zeppelins over London, through officer training camp, a soldier in France and on the Western Front, as a Prisoner of War, and the endless wait to be demobilised, the letters from David provide an almost daily view of a soldier’s life.
The daily life of women during WWI plays a significant part in the letters, covering office politics, voluntary work to support the war effort, domestic and leisure activities, as seen through the eyes of May, David’s mother and sister, friends and family, all hoping for the soldier’s return home.