Book Shares Narrative Of Hope, Determination, Love In Times Of War

While he was an Air Corps weather observer during the Second World War, Robert Humbert writes candid, entertaining letters to his fiancée. Back then, he observed weather from the tropics of West Africa to an Arabian desert island to Ankara, Turkey, with visits to Egypt, the pyramids, the Holy Land and more.

In “WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home: From Nigeria, Arabia and Turkey” (published by AuthorHouse), Humbert collects his wartime correspondences with his future wife into one work that presents a narrative of hope, determination and love. It tells the unique story of a soldier from Muncie, who served as an Air Corps weather observer in West Africa and the Middle East. In letters written daily to his fiancé, Humbert reported not only his impression of the weatherman’s life as it really was, but also candid observations of people and places in distant lands.

An excerpt from “WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home”:

“Daily our ranks grow thinner. We who once sprang at a single bound to the top of a double bunk now find ourselves mildly embarrassed when the cafeteria waitress asks us if we need help with our tray. Sometimes in the quiet of a long night, we think back. And we remember…”

Humbert hopes that the example of his narrative, his letters, will help readers realize that “… wars have always been a part of life, and by realizing this be able to protect themselves.”

“WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home”

By Robert Humbert

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781403336484

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Robert Humbert was born in Muncie. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Ball State Teachers College. After serving as a weather observer in World War II, he became a teacher in the fields of science,…

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