War Brides

War Brides

The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved

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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.


For the over 48,000 British women who married Canadian soldiers conscripted to Britain during the Second World War, the ensuing decades brought happiness to some and a much darker future to others. War Brides draws on archival documents, personal correspondence, and key first-hand accounts to tell the story of the War Brides in their own words.

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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.



Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781554883868
Branch Call Number: 940.53082 Jar
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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occy
Dec 15, 2014

I found this book very educational. Learnt a lot about this period that I wasn't aware of. Was glad that these collection of stories were told as many of these war brides are now in their late 80ties, early 90ties & their stories could have been lost for ever. Really interesting and worth reading.

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Susanhughes
Mar 10, 2013

This book was really interesting. I learned a lot. These ladies were very brave.

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