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War brides : the stories of the women who left everything behind to follow the men they loved /
Melynda Jarratt.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2009, c2007.
description
288 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781554883868
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2009, c2007.
isbn
9781554883868
catalogue key
7272047
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-278) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Melynda Jarratt has been researching the history of Canadian War Brides since 1987 and has contributed her expertise to History Television, Pier 21, Veterans Affairs, Canada Post, and the Parliamentary Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. She runs the authoritative website www.Canadian WarBrides.com and lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Historian Melynda Jarratt has painstakingly captured the incredible stories of young women - some say brave, some say foolish - who left their families and homes to move to a country thousands of miles away with a man they barely knew.
Description for Reader
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, 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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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, 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.
Main Description
For thousands of young British women, the arrival of a half-million Canadian soldiers in Britain during the Second World War meant throngs of handsome young men. The results were more than 48,000 marriages to Canadian soldiers alone and a mass immigration of British women to North America and around the world in the 1940s.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Forewordp. 13
Preface: The Battle of Love by Melynda Jarrattp. 15
Maritimes and Newfoundlandp. 33
Quebecp. 65
Ontariop. 91
Western Canadap. 137
Military Servicep. 171
War Widowsp. 199
War Fiancéesp. 215
Children of War Bridesp. 237
Canadian War Brides of the First World Warp. 255
Résumé of Marriages and Births of Known marriages and births for servicemen married while serving outside Canada to 31 December 1946p. 269
Marriages and Births by Branch of Servicep. 270
Immigration to Canada by War Brides and Their Children 1942-1948p. 270
Canadian Wives Bureau Flow Chartp. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
Notesp. 279
Indexp. 285
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