The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

April 20, 1946 -- Syracuse Herald Journal (Syracuse, New York)

Baby Her 'Passport'

After arrival in N.Y. City as stowaways aboard war bride ship Washington, Mrs. Beatrice Marais of England explained that she used her nine-month-old son Philip as a "passport" when she walked up the gangplank at Southampton. She hopes to wed an ex-GI.

AP Wirephoto

Mrs. Marais is listed as Cecilia Marais arriving on April 19, 1946.


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