A young girl suffers personal loss with the death of her father during WWII and must endure all the hardships living in a frequently bombed suburb of London with her mother.
Displaced from their home, the two were compelled to remain strong and to make the best life possible for themselves whether in an air raid shelter, living in rented rooms, or navigating bombed out streets.
The losses, terror, rationing, and the huge sacrifice of childhood and education, remained with Vera throughout her life.
A popular wartime adage became Vera’s abiding principal by which to live. Keep Calm and Carry On.