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The Silent Sentinels of Stürlack

A saga of pre- and post-war Scottish-German relationships, human tragedies, forced exodus and final demise of a noble manor house in Masuria, former East Prussia.

von Bergius, Caroline   (Autor)

In December 1928 a short advertisement appears in The Glasgow Herald. The owner of a rural manor house in Masuria is seeking an English-speaking companion for her teenage daughter. Two Scottish sisters of student age travel afar and discover the charms of the Land of the Lakes. Documented in detailed letters and in a diary, their vivid descriptions give insight into a long-lost way of life. WWII brings major upheaval to all concerned - love,tragedy, escape and survival. This poignant true story reveals not only hardship but bears witness to the positive aspect of lasting friendship. The author researches the history of Adlig Stürlack, the manor house concerned, culminating in details of its demise. Photography plays an integral part in illuminating the fascination for all people in this tale and for depicting the charms of the Masurian landscape.

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In December 1928 a short advertisement appears in The Glasgow Herald. The owner of a rural manor house in Masuria is seeking an English-speaking companion for her teenage daughter. Two Scottish sisters of student age travel afar and discover the charms of the Land of the Lakes. Documented in detailed letters and in a diary, their vivid descriptions give insight into a long-lost way of life. WWII brings major upheaval to all concerned - love,tragedy, escape and survival. This poignant true story reveals not only hardship but bears witness to the positive aspect of lasting friendship. The author researches the history of Adlig Stürlack, the manor house concerned, culminating in details of its demise. Photography plays an integral part in illuminating the fascination for all people in this tale and for depicting the charms of the Masurian landscape. 

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Medium: Buch
Format: Kartoniert
Seiten: 365
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: November 2020
Maße: 238 x 167 mm
Gewicht: 680 g
ISBN-10: 3991180448
ISBN-13: 9783991180449

Bestell-Nr.: 30201816 
Libri-Verkaufsrang (LVR): 316206
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Sprache: Englisch

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