The date is August 1940 and the WW2 has already been raging for nearly a year.
But among the drama of war, love was blossoming between a young signal man from Stockton-on-Tees and a girl from Carlisle.
The couple are called Lawrence Frederick Heald and his sweetheart, Carlisle girl Annie Wilson, who signs her name "Nance".
But the war meant they couldn't be together, and had to conduct their relationship through letters.
The pair do get married but never get the chance to live together. The correspondence between them ends abruptly in April 1944. But no-one knows why.
Now those letters, stashed away for decades in a cupboard in Carlisle, are now being put up for auction.
Auctioneers hope that as well as making money, it may solve the priceless mystery of what happened to the couple.
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