War Brides


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For thousands of young British girls, the influx of Canadian soldiers conscripted to Britain during the Second World War meant throngs of handsome young men. The result was over 48,000 marriages to Canadian soldiers alone, and a mass emigration of British women to North America and around the world in the 1940’s. For many brides, the decision to leave their family and home to move to a country thousands of miles away with a man they hardly knew brought forth ensuing happiness. For others, the outcome was much different, and the darker side of the story reveals the infidelity, domestic violence, poverty, alcoholism and divorce that many lived through. War Brides draws on original archival documents, personal correspondence, and key first hand accounts to tell the amazing story of the War Brides in their own words-and shows the love, passion, tragedy and spirit of adventure of thousand of British women.

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Author by Melynda Jarratt
Genre eBook History
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 9781770703889

War Brides


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In 1939 the lives of five women are about to collide in the sleepy little village of Crowmarsh Priors.Evangeline has eloped from New Orleans with a naval captain, Alice is resigned to life as the parish spinster, Elsie is evacuated from the East End to be a maid for Lady Marchmont, Tanni has fled from Vienna with her newborn son, and high-spirited Frances is to see out the war with her godmother. Together these five women face hardship, passion and danger, and form a bond that sees them through their darkest hours, and lasts for the rest of their lives.

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Author by Helen Bryan
Genre eBook Great Britain
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ISBN Number 0750529520

War Brides Of World War Ii


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Interviews with war brides from England, Italy, France, Germany, and the Far East depict their courtship, first impressions of America, and the challenges of starting a new life

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Author by Elfrieda Berthiaume Shukert
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105081849627

War Brides


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A vibrant novel set in postwar America from the New York Times bestselling author of The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle World War II is over, but for three young Australian women who meet on their way to new lives and new husbands in America, the adventure is just beginning. Sheila, Dawn, and Gaynor will need to reacquaint themselves with the military men they swore to love when peace seemed like a lifetime away. But the world that awaits them is filled with new challenges, and each woman will be forced to summon courage and strength she never knew she had. Brilliantly capturing an era that continues to enthrall, War Brides will be embraced by fans of historical fiction and the many readers who are rediscovering Lois Battle and her timeless brand of storytelling.

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Author by Lois Battle
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781101603659

Japanese War Brides In America


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Reveals the stories of nineteen Japanese war brides whose assimilation into American culture forever influenced future generations.

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Author by Miki Ward Crawford
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780313362019

The War Bride


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LOVE. BETRAYAL. NEW BEGINNINGS. A young English war bride makes a new life in Australia in this gorgeously romantic story set on the stunning coast of Sydney by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE. January, 1920. Young Englishwoman Margaret Dalton is full of excitement as she arrives in Sydney to begin a new life in the warm, golden land of Australia. She leaves behind the horrors of WWI and can't wait to see her husband, Frank, after two years of separation. But when Margaret's ship docks, Frank isn't there to greet her and Margaret is informed that he already has a wife . . . Devastated, Margaret must swap her hopes and dreams for the reality of living and working in a strange new city. A growing friendship with army sergeant Tom McBride gives her a steady person to rely on. But just as Margaret and Tom begin to grow closer, news arrives that Frank may not have abandoned her. Where should Margaret's loyalties lie: with the old life or with the new? Inspired by the true stories of war wives who arrived in Australia, THE WAR BRIDE is a gorgeously romantic story of new beginnings by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE. ALSO INCLUDES BONUS CHAPTERS of Pamela's latest book, A LETTER FROM ITALY 'Deeply insightful into the lives of the women left behind in Sydney. We fell in love with the headstrong heroine Ruby. We can almost feel her longing. Hart skilfully builds up suspense in this poignant novel and its dramatic conclusion is breathtaking.' Better Reading on The Soldier's Wife 'Pamela Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our hearts with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice.' iBooks (Best Books of the Month) on The Soldier's Wife

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Author by Pamela Hart
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780733634437

War Brides


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"War Brides" by Marion Craig Wentworth. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Author by Marion Craig Wentworth
Genre eBook Drama
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ISBN Number EAN:4057664114389

Entangling Alliances


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Throughout the twentieth century, American male soldiers returned home from wars with foreign-born wives in tow, often from allied but at times from enemy nations, resulting in a new, official category of immigrant: the “allied” war bride. These brides began to appear en masse after World War I, peaked after World War II, and persisted through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. GIs also met and married former “enemy” women under conditions of postwar occupation, although at times the US government banned such unions. In this comprehensive, complex history of war brides in 20th-century American history, Susan Zeiger uses relationships between American male soldiers and foreign women as a lens to view larger issues of sexuality, race, and gender in United States foreign relations. Entangling Alliances draws on a rich array of sources to trace how war and postwar anxieties about power and national identity have long been projected onto war brides, and how these anxieties translate into public policies, particularly immigration.

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Author by Susan Zeiger
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0814797253

Captured Hearts


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Imagine you're a young British or European woman caught up in the dramatic reality of war. You fall in love with and marry a soldier from a foreign country. When the war ends, you leave behind all you've ever known -- family, friends, and way of life -- for a new life in Canada. This is the story of nearly two thousand war brides who made their way to New Brunswick to join their servicemen husbands at the end of the Second World War. Arriving in a mainly rural province, these city girls faced culture shock, and social, religious and linguistic differences that would have tested the mettle of many relationships. More than sixty years later, their stories paint a compelling portrait of love, passion, perseverance, and hope in a world torn apart by war.

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Author by Melynda Jarratt
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number IND:30000122514023

Good Bye Piccadilly


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Though the women came to the U.S. from all parts of the British Isles, they were an unusually homogeneous group, averaging 23 years of age, from working- or lower-middle-class families and having completed mandatory schooling to the age of fourteen. For the most part they emigrated alone and didn't move into an existing immigrant population.

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Author by Jenel Virden
Genre eBook History
Read Book 177
ISBN Number 025206528X