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The Resource GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love, Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love, Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

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GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love
Title
GI brides
Title remainder
the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love
Statement of responsibility
Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barrett, Duncan
Dewey number
  • 940.53092/6550973
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
B347 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Calvi, Nuala
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War brides
  • Women immigrants
  • British Americans
Label
GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love, Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
361 pages, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062328052
Lccn
2014010526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014010526
  • 1418367
Label
GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love, Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
361 pages, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062328052
Lccn
2014010526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014010526
  • 1418367

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