A nurse. A soldier. A wartime love story
by Madge Lambert (Author)
- ISBN: 9781509893270
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 20.0cm x 13.0cm
- Pages: 320
At 94 years old, Madge Lambert is one of the few remaining women to have served as a nurse during the Burma Campaign between 1944 and 1945. It was while working here that she met her husband, Captain Basil Lambert. The couple have a love of dance that saw them appear on a Strictly Come Dancing Remembrance Day special.
Based on first-hand research and meetings with Madge, Robert Blair’s biography celebrates their romance, explaining how they met in the most desperate of times. Joining the troopship when she was just 20 years old and not long qualified, she was based in Chittachong on the Indian border, close to a fierce battle between the Allied forces and the Japanese.
Madge spent long and exhausting hours nursing badly injured soldiers and eventually met Basil. This is a heart-warming and poignant account of how their burgeoning romance survived the final few months of war – and has thrived ever since.