War brides : the stories of the women who left everything behind to follow the men they loved

TitleWar brides : the stories of the women who left everything behind to follow the men they loved
Publication TypeBook
Year of PublicationN/A
AuthorsJarratt, Melynda
PublisherReadHowYouWant
City, CountryStrawberry Hills, NSW
Abstract

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 ome 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