Always By My Side: Losing the love of my life and the fight to honour his memory

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Random House, Mar 29, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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A LOVE LOST.
A LIFE CUT SHORT.

'From the moment I set eyes on him I adored him. The connection between us was so strong it went beyond everything else. His job, my job, his lifestyle, my lifestyle. All that fell away.'

And then one earth-shattering day Christina's worst nightmare came true when Oz was killed on his final day of duty before flying home to his family.

This is Christina and Oz's story: a story about love and loss, hope and despair and of living in constant fear. Christina's extraordinary bravery and composure is an inspiration to anyone who has ever lost someone they love.

 

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Always by my side. Christina schmid
Extremely moving account of a womans love for her extremely courageous husband. Had me in tears every page, my heart goes out to all the troops out there an there families back home. Well done christina, you are one amazing lady.

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Always by my side
Very moving will make you cry so very brave.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
23
Section 3
41
Section 4
53
Section 5
69
Section 6
89
Section 7
105
Section 8
121
Section 15
239
Section 16
251
Section 17
265
Section 18
279
Section 19
293
Section 20
305
Section 21
317
Section 22
335

Section 9
139
Section 10
159
Section 11
175
Section 12
193
Section 13
211
Section 14
225
Section 23
341
Section 24
363
Section 25
365
Section 26
367
Section 27
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About the author (2012)

Christina is the widow of Staff Sergeant Olaf 'Oz' Schmid GC, of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, who, aged thirty, was killed trying to disarm a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan on 31 October 2009.

Since the death of her husband, Christina has spoken powerfully about a number of issues surrounding the Armed Forces and has presented her own BBC One Panorama investigation into the work of High Threat Bomb Disposal Officers.In May 2010 Christina received the Elizabeth Cross from the Princess Royal, and in June she attended Buckingham Palace and received the George Cross, awarded posthumously to her husband, in a private ceremony with Her Majesty, The Queen.

Christina is a Patron of Tickets For Troops and lives in Hampshire with her son Laird.

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