The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

Jan. 24, 1944 - Detroit Free Press (MI)


American Army officers and Australian officials have failed to keep Aussiettes from marrying Yanks at the rate of 200 a week. When the war is over, and the Yanks are returned from “down under” those war brides who have not already come to this country, will do so.” Australia needs population and views with concern this drain on its potential mothers. Against that it sets the advantage of having thousands of its daughters circulating in the United States as ambassadresses of good will.

The boys and girls probably don’t give a whoop for either consideration. They want to get married – and they are doing it on a grand scale in spite of international consequences.

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