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Stafford, Nicholas: travel journal 'Innocence Abroad'

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Nicholas Stafford, a literary agent, travelled with his wife on business through Central Europe in 1934. Aged at the time 'less than sixty years between us' they flew from Croydon to Frankfurt, before travelling via Nürnberg to Passau, where they took a riverboat to Vienna and Budapest. From there they journeyed by train to Prague before visiting Cracow (Kraków), the Tatra mountains and finally Danzig (Gdansk), where they took the steamship SS Baltonia back to London.

Contents

Bound typewritten journal subtitled 'The trivial record of a journey taken in 1934 by way of Nürnberg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Cracow and the free city of Danzig with 94 illustrations'.

Stafford's journal gives detailed impressions of his first flight, the places that he and his wife visited in Central Europe, the people they met, as well as occasionally giving his opinions on the political situation. He writes that 'we packed more into twenty-four days than our elders would advise'. The journal includes 94 b/w photographs taken using a 2A folding Brownie camera.

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1 volume

Language: English



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