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War Lovers

in Literature


Some of the greatest love stories of all are set against the backdrop of raging war. .




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Name the novel in which these lovers appear:

An American ambulance driver serving in the Italian Army during the First World War falls in love with an English nurse.

Farewell to Arms

2. In the tense years following the Blitz in London, a sophisticated, middle-aged, divorced woman falls in love with a man who later turns out to be a Nazi spy.
The Heat of the Day

3. A British journalist in his fifties who has been covering the French war in Vietnam falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but so does a young American CIA agent.
The Quiet American

4. A Cockney skipper is thrown in with an Anglican missionary on the upper reaches of the German-occupied Ulanga River during WWI and together they must make their way as they slowly come to fall in love.
The African Queen

5. This southern belle has a love interest in both a southern gentleman and a handsome rogue, but marries twice to men she doesn’t love.
Gone With The Wind          

6. Set against the backdrop of WWII, a young British woman falls in love with a regiment commander from Transylvania, but the relationship becomes complicated when it is learned he is a vampire.

A young Scottish woman, who grew in France, uses her knowledge of French to join the secret service in an effort to support the French Resistance. Her true motive, however, is to find her lover who is missing in action somewhere in France.
Charlotte Gray

8. Set on the Greek island of Cephallonia during WWII, a young woman first falls in love with a Greek fisherman before falling for a young, Italian captain who sets up in her home as part of the invading force.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin

9. During the Spanish Civil War an American in the International Brigades falls in love with a young Spanish woman who has been raped by the Falangists.
For Whom the Bell Tolls

10. As a combat photojournalist covering the Vietnam War, this woman falls in love with two men: a prize-winning photographer, who is married, and his Vietnamese assistant.
The Lotus Eaters

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