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The Code of Love: the True Story of Two Lovers Torn Apart by the War That Brought Them Together

by Linklater, Andro

  • ISBN: 9780385501156
  • ISBN10: 0385501153

The Code of Love: the True Story of Two Lovers Torn Apart by the War That Brought Them Together

by Linklater, Andro

  • List Price: $23.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish date: 01/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780385501156
  • ISBN10: 0385501153
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Description: Donald Hill and Pamela Kirrage met and fell in love a few short months before Hill was assigned by the RAF to protect British colonies in the Far East against the "unlikelihood" of Japanese hostilities. Engaged a week before Hill's departure for Shanghai, they would not see each other for another five years.

"The Code of Love" brings together a stirring account of Hill's experiences on the front lines and the story of Kirrage's life on the home front in a dramatic, moving portrayal of the World War II era. Just before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hill was relocated to Hong Kong with a handful of other RAF officers and five planes. When Hong Kong and the territories inevitably fell to Japan's vast military power, Hill's life as a dashing officer and ladies' man abruptly ended. Hill spent the rest of the war in a POW camp, keeping a journal of the indignities he suffered in complex, almost unbreakable, code. Thousands of miles away, Kirrage was swept into the frantic swirl of a wartime society eager to live to the fullest in the little time available. She cooked meals for secret agents and danced the nights away with handsome soldiers and civilians. Reunited after the war, Hill and Kirrage married. But the scars Hill bore from his years of emotional isolation eventually destroyed both their marriage and his career.

The code in Hill's POW journal was ultimately cracked by a mathematician after Hill's lonely death. Linklater describes the painstaking efforts required, and drawing on Hill's remarkable document, creates a tale of love irrevocably damaged by war that will appeal to men and women alike.

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