|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
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About the Author
An excerpt from War Diaries, 1939–1945:
Today was Karin’s sixth birthday. Today the Germans reached the English
Channel. And today summer arrived, wonderful and painfully lovely to take in,
with all one’s senses. It really smelt like summer today, the air full of scents and
the pale green of the leaves on the trees looking fabulous.
For the first time in Karin’s life, her father wasn’t at home on her birthday. All
leave was cancelled from Saturday evening, though Sture got a special
dispensation to stay at home until Sunday afternoon, when he went off into the
spring rain. He hasn’t spent a night at home since, and will be sleeping in a tent
for the next fortnight. That’s to say, the rest of his company will; being Sture, he’s
arranged to have a roof over his head.
All leave has been cancelled nationwide, and the reason is said to be that the
Germans have demanded to be allowed to march through Sweden and the
German navy has steamed up through the straits at Öresund. All military
personnel the police found on the streets or at places of entertainment on
Saturday evening were sent direct to their camps.
God grant that the world will look different by Karin’s next birthday!