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

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They left everything behind to follow their hearts. . . . True stories that illuminate the experiences of British war brides in America after World War II

American soldiers stationed in the UK came away winning more than just a war, they also won the hearts of young women across Britain. At the end of World War II, more than 70,000 GI brides followed the men they'd married--men they barely knew--to begin a new life in the United States. Meet four of these women:

Sylvia Bradley, a loyal, bright-eyed optimistRae Brewer, a resourceful, quick-witted tomboyMargaret Boyle, an English beauty who faced down every challengeGwendolyn Rowe, a brave woman ahead of her time

Though all made the bold choice to leave family and the world they knew, the journey each experienced was unique--ranging from romantic to heartbreaking.

Fascinating and unforgettable, GI Brides pays homage to these brave women, propelled by love and hope, who embarked on an adventure that would change their lives.

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Grouping Title gi brides the wartime girls who crossed the atlantic for love
Grouping Author barrett duncan
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-12 23:00:03PM
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display_description "Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"--
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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
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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
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