As an Englishwoman in Germany during the First World War, and with her husband interned in a prison camp, she was known as ‘The Outlander’. She was shunned by old friends and viewed with suspicion in the garrison town she called home.
Now, the secret diary penned behind enemy lines by Annie Droege, originally from Stockport, Cheshire, has been uncovered and lovingly transformed into a book. The Diary Of Annie’s War only came to light when retired engineer Mark Rigg, 66, was sifting through a dusty box left for decades in a loft.
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