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GI brides: the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love

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For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany's, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience--the true story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love, coming to America at the end of World War II to make a new life with the American servicemen they married.

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, G.I. Brides 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. Some struggled with the isolation of life in rural America, or found their soldier less than heroic in civilian life. But most persevered, determined to turn their wartime romance into a lifelong love affair, and prove to those back home that a Hollywood ending of their own was possible.

G.I. Brides includes an eight-pages insert that features 45-black-and-white photos.

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Full title gi brides the wartime girls who crossed the atlantic for love
Author barrett duncan
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subject_facet Audiobooks, British Americans -- Biography, Large type books, War brides -- Great Britain -- Biography, Women immigrants -- United States -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain
title_display GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love
title_full GI Brides The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love, GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love / Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi, GI brides [sound recording] : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love / Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi
title_short GI brides :
title_sub the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love
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