This story starts in the middle part of May, several days after the war ended and just before the surrender of Japan, which would not be until August 15, 1945. Even though this book takes a lighter side of their plight of returning to normality, it does not for a moment take away their outstanding valor. This book is dedicated to the British and what they taught us from their wonderful examples of how to cope, make do, mend and to accept their lot in life under such horrendous conditions. I hope if the United States ever comes under attack and especially for the length of time Britain was at war that we would be able to endure and bring out the brave and courageous traits they did. I love the British and I thank them for their sterling examples ofendurance and loyalty. They have made me proud to know my family roots are there. Winston Churchill pleaded with them Never give up. Never give up. Never give up, which became their motto and they never, never, never .gave up.