Magdalene and the Children: From Euphoria to Hell, Mother and Children Survive Starvation and Bombing

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Trafford Publishing, 2004 - Fiction - 367 pages
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Magdalena and the Children starts out in a peaceful setting. The heroine is one of the ordinary people, in pursuit of hope and ambition. She falls in love, marries, has children and generally enjoys life until World War One disrupts everything. The 'protector' of the family is called to battle and she must cope alone with upcoming adversities: food, coal, clothing shortages and violence.

Somehow she and the children manage to survive and eventually start over until forced to endure yet another war. World War Two is worse than the one before, because now death rains from heaven and mercilessly victimizes civilians: women, children and the aging. In the same process homes and livelihoods are destroyed, too. What's that like? A valid question!

Magdalena's story primarily focuses on the triumphs and trials in a women's life, before, during and after war.

Unlike men soldiers, women and children civilians, were not honored with medals and or public commendations for their heroic deeds. Neither did they ever receive 'Purple Hearts' for injuries, no matter how severe. The hardships of women and children were simply taken for granted.


 

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Contents

Magdalena The Children
1
Thats One Way Of Looking At It
7
Magdalenas New Life
17
The Right Time
23
Echoing Sentiments
31
Wedded Bliss
39
Clouds Gather On The Far Horizon
47
Never Again
55
And Now Its Tonis Turn
171
Subtle Changes
175
A Bolt Out Of The Blue
183
Ursels To Have Another Baby?
199
Terror Strikes Within
207
A New Monster Raises Its Ugly Head
229
It Wasnt Her Time Yet
263
Oh Not Again?
273

New Mores Emerge
77
The Other Grandmothers Story
87
First Toni Now Martha
99
Together For A Little While Longer
117
The Story Unfolds
131
Starting All Over Again
147
Breaking The News
157
New Twists Unexpected Turns Of Events
279
Phases of Suffering
295
One Of Many Unforgettable Nights
313
Who Imagined It Could Get Worse Yet?
327
Can It Really Get Worse Yet?
345
Index
368
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