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


For readers enchanted by way of the bestsellers The Astronaut better halves membership, the women of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an soaking up story of romance and resilience—the precise tale of 4 British girls who crossed the Atlantic for romance, coming to the USA on the finish of global warfare II to make a brand new lifestyles with the yankee servicemen they married.

The “friendly invasion” of england via over 1000000 American G.I.s bewitched a new release of younger girls disadvantaged of male corporation through the moment global warfare. With their unique accents, shrewdpermanent uniforms, and air of secrecy of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s simply conquered their hearts, leaving British boys scuffling with overseas envious. yet for ladies like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, or even the skeptical Rae, American squaddies provided anything much more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: an get away course from Blitz-ravaged Britain, a chance for a brand new lifestyles in prosperous, smooth America.

Through the tales of those 4 girls, G.I. Brides illuminates the reviews of battle brides who came across themselves in a international tradition millions of miles clear of friends and family, with males they infrequently knew. a few struggled with the isolation of existence in rural the United States, or discovered their soldier under heroic in civilian lifestyles. yet so much endured, decided to show their wartime romance right into a lifelong love affair, and turn out to these again domestic Hollywood finishing in their personal used to be possible.

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

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