27 October, 2006

Flirtation by Flashlight

I just happened to find this lovely British obituary and had to share:

Stephanie Batstone, who died on October 17 aged 83, published her recollections of life as a signaller in the WRNS, describing how she cheered up a lonely young American seaman awaiting D-Day; her account of flirting by flashlight ranks as one of the more unusual romances of the Second World War.

It's a wonderful story; do read it all.