Copenhagen to Ipoh
A photo memoir of a Danish wife in the British Army in Malaya
Lisette Staal Williams puts her own words and memories to a selection of photos taken by herself and her husband during a British Army posting to Ipoh, Malaysia in the late 1950s. Lisette Staal Williams was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. In February 1957 on a skiing holiday in Norway, she met a young British army officer. They fell in love and one year later she was a British army wife with The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) and onboard a troopship bound for the Far East. She lived in Ipoh for two years in 1958 & 1959 during the 'Malayan Emergency' conflict.She now shares her collection of photos and memories from her two years in Malaya with family, friends and future generations.
The very first Photomemoirs project which tells the story of romance and travel in the Far East in the 1950s. We helped create this book from start to finish using the Photomemoirs method.
Stories of a Nomadic Scotswoman 1951 - 1978
Ruth McKenzie Bird was born in Aberdeen in 1931, but didn't stay long enough to get to know it. An only child with a vivid imagination, she was whisked off to the Far East, caught up in the events of the Second World War, and raised to adulthood on the African continent. She almost made it back to the UK to start a more sedate adult life there, only marriage to a young army officer put paid to that... Ruth wrote about her peripatetic life in her trademark turquoise ink, hence the name of the book, and her family hope that readers might enjoy the funny and frank observations that she wrote about as much as they have.
A delightful Photomemoirs project which involved publishing a set of already penned short stories and enhancing them with photographs and other details.