The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

War Brides Stories

Last update 4/2007
Seeking War Brides stories.
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Love, War & an Act of Congress Interview with Barbara Brisbin, Angela Barnett, Joan Patterson and Sunny Sansing
What Americans Thought of the German War Brides
Diary of a French War Bride
They met in Bari, Italy
When The Women 'Over There' Came Over Here
February 2006 War Brides Luncheon in Florida with picture
Hilda and Eddie's Story
‘War brides’ remain close through years By Kathy Mellott
Here Comes The War Brides by Tamara Jones of the Washington Post
The French In Houston Today
Italian war brides celebrates 60 yrs. in Lansing
by Kathleen Lavey of the Lansing State Journal
Trans-Atlantic love: the war brides' story A new exhibition in Berlin tells the story of the German women and American soldiers
From Liverpool to Cut Bank: The Story of Montana War Bride Ruth Poore Batchen
Anne E. Fleming of Bainbridge Island, WA
War Bride Poetry For Love by Rebecca Ives
Reflections of a German War Bride by Ann Hughes
Rita Anderson, War Bride from London
The Christmas Goose by Edith Wallace
From Brussels, Belgium to Philadelphia, PA by Jeanne Conn
GI BRIDES: Gold Diggers or Overcomers?
Jeanita Coulthard Camm, from Maryport England went to Virginia and had a wonderful life
Anna Franklin Coulter, of Kassel, Germany - You bet, I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Luisa Solomito, of Naples, Italy interviewed by Michelle MCCleary
'Resistance' and working with Canada's Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Paula Mihalko Remembers
I Was A Male War Bride by Jorgen Nielsen
French War Brides Thanks GIs For Freeing Paris from Jannie Lytle
G.I Brides from Burtonwood
Getting Read To Go To The United States
Mother's Diary about Trip to New York
Mireille's 2004 Reunion
Joan Stubb's Story by Bill Longo

War Babies
Harvard Magazine; Growing up surrounded by the Second World War

Jean Goddard
From Surry UK to New York

Saga of War Brides The World Friendship Club of Eureka, CA

...and Life Proceeded A daughter's tells her mother's story.

Scottish War Bride Comes To Texas by Marge Vallazze

German Woman Displaced Person by Erika Walter Foy

Aussie War Bride Recalls Duty as Radio Operator
Sunny Sansing interview with Dana Wilkie

Mathilde (Mayer) [Morgan] Morris Author of Dreams and Nightmares of a German War Brides talks about her life.

In a world war, they found love -- and marriage

Joan Shaw's of California tells her story.
War Brides Recall Their Turning Points - Katharina Trost Story
From Liverpool to Cut Bank:
The Story of Montana War Bride Ruth Poore Batchen
Mrs. Cesira Slawson, Italian War Bride
Interview by Gretchen Morgan.
Mon Amour, Ma Chéri: A Story of Love and War by Steve Damish
A French women who spoke no English and an American GI who spoke no French.
Margaret Gerhard Jones is a World War II war bride. She was born in the city of Frankfurt, Germany
Britannia Pictures
Leontine (Tina) Francois Boydens Brown toke pictures onboard the Britannia and at Camp Lucky Strike in July 1946.
Kazue Katz
Blazed trail for thousands as first Japaness War Bride
War Bride Was Awed
German War Brides in Union City, New Jersey
1946 Broadcast Reunion
Catherine Girver of London tlks to daughter, Pat Hoffman in New York.
Welsh Widow Kept Secret Sorrow
Mrs. Elaine Morton, who husband had died in the Battle of the Bulge meets his parents.
War Bride Trades Breslau for Bickleton
German Bride Vera Jensen talks about her GI Keith.
Austrian talks about the GIs
Insight on what these young women and men thought about our GIs.
Part Japanese, part American, Daughter of a War Bride
By Kayla Koeber Brown
Diary of Barbara Guley Braley from Reading, Berks, England
Day by Day Account on the E. B. Alexander
First German War Bride To Receive Exit Permit
Bob and Annemarie share hospital room in St. Louis.
Pat Weaver of Wetherfield, UK
Still time to call it off, said her mother.
Travelling with the G.I. Brides
A former stewardess remembers working on the liners going to New York taking the GI brides over to their new families in America.
GI Brides - Jean Bustos' Story
Brides learns about this prejudiced country as she is married to a Mexican American from Texas.
War Brides Follow Husbands To Blairsville, PA
Rita (Charlton) Rizzuto and Lily (Rusty) Nakles, both from England and both married to G.I.s talks about finding romance.
Horrors On Board the Zebulon B. Vance
Joyce Vonstrall's remarkable story about her experience of survival

Sleeping With the Enemy
German Fräuleins and their GI boyfriends proved you can't ban love.
On the John Erisscon
English War Bride Cathernie Kiefer talks about one April day on the John Erisscon

Sylvia Lauderbaugh, From Liverpool, Eng to farm wife in Nebraska
This is a filmed Interview about her thoughts during WWII and dating a GI

They're Playing Our Song
Poem by Joan Waterfield, a Scottish war bride.

A Soldier Falls In Love
All it took was a minute and it lasted a lifetime.

Journal Aboard SS Lurline
Aussie War Bride Kathleen Newell kepts Journal.

Josephine Dodge
My life during and after Hitler.

Ivy Diers
Aussie Brides, Life with her True Blue Love

Bonnie Keck
After Giving Him 34 yrs. He Left

Belgium War Bride Simone Marousek
I wished many times that I had returned to Belgium.

French War Brides Genette Huerta
Parachutte Wedding Dress Goes A Long Way.

Jean travels on the E.B. Alexander
Only One Trunk Was All I Could Take.

Welsh War Bride: Frances Spencer
A Hard But Wonderful Life

Memiors of a War Bride
P.B. Farley of New Jersy talks about early times in the US.

Australians Stories of love and war
Between 1943 and 1950, the largest number of Australians to ever permanently leave this country farewelled all they had known and set off on a voyage half way around the world, to an uncertain future in the United States. They were the "war brides", and Modern History student Robyn Arrowsmith is recording their remarkable stories.
Barbara Greenspun: Unsung strength
War bride to wife behind the scenes of many battles.
A Love Story With A Twist
English husband entered the US under the War Brides Act.

Filipino-American Warbrides
Banana Leaves For Shoes

Japanese War Brides Stories
Teruko Blair, recalling her painful life in occupied Japan, after her secret marriage to an Australian serviceman.

Aunt Eva's poem about being torn between her new home and her old one.

War Bride recalls Trip to Canada by Joan Reichardt

Doreen Shears' Story
Life in Exeter, England during the War.

The War Bride Inverted by Andrew McDermott
"How my grandmother went to Europe and came back with my grandfather."

War Brides Diary of Time Spent at Ellis Island

Irene Creighton
From London, England to Monmouth Junction, South Carolina,

Molly Wilson,
Australian War Brides comes to the US.

The Scottish War Brides of World War 2
Johan Hilles DeWitt of Glasgow Scotland, now living in Canada

Joan Bieltz
English Bride talks about getting Knocked Up

Mrs. Mary Oliver: WWII Revisited

Interview with Naeko Keen of the Pacific Islands

Interview with Katrina Jackson of Bastian, Italy

Glades, an English Bride talks about trading tea for coffee

"Trudy", a German Bride hated her new life in rural Tennessee

Simone L.Kirton of England talks about joining the ATS

"Mary Rose O'Donnell" - Love Under Fire, The War Brides
by Alice Bateman
This is a work in progress and Alice has 10 chapters finish. She would like to hear from other war brides to help with her research.
Alice has a questionnaire section at her site. Please take a little time to answer it.

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