Lest We Forget

Dear friends
Let us remember those, whose lives 100 years ago, were made weary, by four long years of war. The act of remembrance serves us well. Respect for our ancestor’s journey may guard us to keep hold of our precious peace. The peace we now enjoy, won by their sacrifice. I am mindful that my parents, lived through two World Wars.

This memorial weekend, I am honouring all, who lived through the Great War and the many who perished. My family’s story of life through WW1, Mizpah Cousins, is free to download from Amazon.

RIP my Grandfather, Emil Heitmann, who died of his injuries, in France, October 1915.
RIP my cousin, Otto Henselück, who served as a British merchant seaman. His ship, the SS Gretaston, was sunk by a German U-Boat April 1917. He served under the name, Robert Smith.
Read their true stories and many more, in Mizpah Cousins: life, love and perilous predicaments during the Great War era
Click for free Amazon Kindle Download until midnight PST Sunday 11 November.

Mizpah Cousins Amazon.com

Mizpah Cousins Amazon.co.uk

And Amazon Worldwide


7 thoughts on “Lest We Forget

  1. Thanks for reminding us that people of a huge variety of backgrounds served. It must have been very tough having such an obviously German surname. My mum, who was French but had an utterly English name, had a horrible time in WW2 and the French were supposedly our allies!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I feel for your mum. My German/English family lived in London, Versailles and Germany, at the outbreak of WW1. My grandfather died, fighting for the Kaiser called to national service, while living in London. London family members, born and raised there, fought on the Allied side. My cockney grandmother, was forced on a refuge journey from Versailles to Munich, by the Allies, because she had a German husband. I hope you download my book, Mizpah cousins, while it is free this weekend. You can read their story in full. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on my family’s story.


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