Cheerio for the Present
Paperback | English
It is World War II and Jim Edwards is young and in love. Conscripted into the army he asks for a domestic posting but is denied. He asks to serve in the medical corps and is denied that too. He is posted to New Zealand’s 1st Battalion Armoured Tank Brigade and trained for overseas deployment. He will serve in Italy as part of the Allied invasion in 1943. It will be more than 2½ years before he returns home and sees his girlfriend again. Meanwhile, he serves and he writes, letter after letter, to those who wait for his return.