The Paper War: A Novel

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AuthorHouse, Oct 3, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
After a long courtship, followed by five years of engagement, Peter, a young German doctor, had reached a new stage in his life. He had graduated from Medicine University and could now start his professional career and finally marry his Swedish fiance, Gaby. At this point fate intervened. The Second World War broke out. He was drafted as a medical officer in the navy, and with that, all hopes of a wedding in the foreseeable future were dashed. With perseverance, initiative, and the assistance of a formidable ally, Peter embarked on a private paper war, fighting the bureaucracy and regulations of the Wehrmacht and the Nazi government to receive an approval for marriage. Based on actual letters from Peter to Gaby, interspersed with details of both their lives during the early years of the war, this story weaves an enchanting tale of how love can conquer the most intractable foes.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
22
Chapter 4
31
Chapter 5
40
Chapter 6
50
Chapter 7
61
Chapter 8
64
Chapter 20
171
Chapter 21
180
Chapter 22
186
Chapter 23
198
Chapter 24
208
Chapter 25
216
Chapter 26
220
Chapter 27
228

Chapter 9
73
Chapter 10
82
chapter 11
93
Chapter 12
101
Chapter 13
110
Chapter 14
120
Chapter 15
128
Chapter 16
138
Chapter 17
148
Chapter 18
155
Chapter 19
166
chapter 28
229
Chapter 29
238
Chapter 30
249
Chapter 31
255
Chapter 32
262
Chapter 33
271
Chapter 34
282
Chapter 35
290
Afterword
301
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About the author (2012)

Gunilla Fabian was born in 1944 in Germany. She grew up in Sweden and has spent most of her life in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. She now lives in Cairo, Egypt, with her husband and family. This is her first novel, which is based on her parents’ story. A sequel is forthcoming.

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