Doug Roberts, has lived through one of the most tumultuous periods of our history. Born (1919) and raised in the early 20th century in a country that now bears little resemblance to the land and the world in which we now live, his story gives insights into life in those far-off days. As a young man he spent more than six years in the air-force and in Venice, in 1945 he met Margaret serving in the ATS, with whom he was to share so many years of his life. This book is about hardship and conflict but it is also about love and the reader will be privileged to share many of Doug's precious moments with Margaret until her death in 2012. It was then that he decided that his memories should be shared and the idea of this book was born.