Nov. 4, 1946 - The Canberra Times
MANY U.S. WAR MARRIAGES WERE BIGAMOUS
NEW YORK, Sunday
At least 12,000 war-time marriages between American troops and foreign women have already broken up, stated an official of the International Immigration Services (Mr. R. G. Mastrude) on return after surveying the problem in Europe.
He declared that many G.I. brides had been abandoned. Countless marriages were bigamous. Many women abroad did not know they were divorced as it was possible for an American to be divorced without notification having to be given to their wives.
It was reported that there were between 75,000 and 100,00 marriages in Britain and Europe.