War Brides

Author: Melynda Jarratt
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1770703888
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War Brides from the Author: Melynda Jarratt. 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.

A War Bride S Story

Author: Cynthia Faryon
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1552778061
Size: 36.26 MB
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A War Bride S Story from the Author: Cynthia Faryon. Gwendoline Cramer was one of the 48,000 war brides transported to Canada by the Canadian government between 1942 and 1947. Many of them were escorted across the water and handed over to their husbands with nothing more than a handsake and a cookbook. Following her heart to rural Saskatchewan, Gwen felt like a fish out of water. She couldn't milk a cow or cook with a wood stove. And then she had the in-laws to contend with...


Author: Valentina Rushbrook
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Valentina from the Author: Valentina Rushbrook.

Michi S Memories

Author: Keiko Tamura
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862521
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Michi S Memories from the Author: Keiko Tamura. This book tells the story of Michi, one of 650 Japanese war brides who arrived in Australia in the early 1950s. The women met Australian servicemen in post-war Japan and decided to migrate to Australia as wives and fiancées to start a new life. In 1953, when Michi reached Sydney Harbour by boat with her two Japanese-born children, she knew only one person in Australia: her husband. She did not know any English so she quickly learned her first English phrase, "I like Australia", in the car on the way from the harbour to meet her Australian family. In the last fifty years, she brought up seven children while the family moved from one part of Australia to another. Now, in her eighties, she leads a peaceful life in Adelaide, but remains active in many ways. Her voice is full of life and she looks and sounds much younger than her age.

Japanese War Brides In America

Author: Miki Ward Crawford
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313362017
Size: 40.71 MB
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Japanese War Brides In America from the Author: Miki Ward Crawford. Reveals the stories of nineteen Japanese war brides whose assimilation into American culture forever influenced future generations.

War Brides

Author: Helen Bryan
ISBN: 9780750529525
Size: 42.95 MB
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War Brides from the Author: Helen Bryan. 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.

The War Brides Of World War Ii

Author: Elfrieda Berthiaume Shukert
Publisher: Presidio Pr
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The War Brides Of World War Ii from the Author: Elfrieda Berthiaume Shukert. 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

Captured Hearts

Author: Melynda Jarratt
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Size: 38.35 MB
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Captured Hearts from the Author: Melynda Jarratt. Imagine you're a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war ends, you leave all you've ever known behind — your family, friends, and way of life — to begin a new life in Canada. This is the story of hundreds of women who made their way to New Brunswick at the end of the Second World War. Between 1942 and 1948, young women from all over Europe came to this part of Canada with their servicemen husbands. Some married Aboriginal New Brunswickers; others married French-speaking Acadians; still others married New Brunswickers of British descent. In this compelling volume, wives, widows, fiancées, and those whose marriages failed and returned to Europe tell compelling stories of prejudice, perseverance, kindness, hope, defeat and triumph.


Author: Michael J. Forrester
Publisher: American Book Classics
ISBN: 1589822250
Size: 39.17 MB
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Tsuchino from the Author: Michael J. Forrester. "In a stunning tribute to his wife of 45 years, Michael Forrester's Tsuchino, My Japanese War Bride is a compelling narrative that gives readers history and insight into the little-known and understudied story of Japanese war brides in America. Before leaving to serve in the US military in the occupation of Japan, New York-born Irish Catholic Forrester was cautioned by his grandmother to not return home with a Japanese bride! Fortunately, Michael Forrester did not heed the warning and in 1958, he married Tsuchino Matsuo ? a strong-willed and determined woman who confounds any stereotypes readers might have had about Japanese war brides. Michael and Tsuchino's story of love transcends cultural and language barriers at a time in American history when marriage between two different races was a rare occurrence." ? Regina F. Lark, Ph.D., UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Women's Studies Programs

French War Brides In America

Author: Hilary Kaiser
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275993986
Size: 58.62 MB
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French War Brides In America from the Author: Hilary Kaiser. The thrill of love in the heady days following liberation soon turned to a lesson in reality as GI's and their French brides navigated paperwork, bigotry, and culture shock on both sides, some finding true love, and some finding the American Dream.