These are the diary entries and letters written by James Newton Wallace (Google Newton Wallace, Winters Express). Who has spent over 80 years in journalism and is currently known as “The... More > World’s Oldest Newspaper Boy”. At 94 years of age, he continues to deliver his newspaper.
These writings were written between 1942 and 1943 from Bermuda. Through candid personal observations, an understanding is gained of what the war cost both personally and as a country. In addition, there are many insightful observations about the various people involved in the effort at Bermuda.
The letters also give us a good look at the moral, ethical, and racial viewpoints of the time period.
If nothing else, the letters are quite entertaining as they paint the picture of the Dredge workers who drank, gamed, and fought their way through the building of the Airfield.
At the same time, a love story develops between POP and the College Sweetheart he would marry.< Less