GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love

TitleGI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBarrett, Duncan, and Nuala Calvi
Number of Pages361
PublisherWilliam Morrow
CityNew York
Abstract

The "friendly invasion" of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered something even more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: an escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain, an opportunity for a new life in affluent, modern America. Through the stories of these four women, this volume illuminates the experiences of war brides who found themselves in a foreign culture thousands of miles away from family and friends, with men they hardly knew. 

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