The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

Feb. 15, 1946, Omaha World-Herald

Brides Given Marriage Aid

Consuls in W.S. Effect Reconciliations
British consuls in the United States have taken up the cases of British brides whose American soldier husbands are suing them for divorce.

Several reconciliations have been effected, the Foreign Office said in London Thursday.

Juanita Frances, head of the British Married Women’s Association, will lay the brides’ case before United States Ambassador John G. Winant Friday.

More than two hundred brides have appealed to the association for help in fighting divorce suits, while others have received word only through letters from the men they married.

2 Nebraska Brides to Sail

Many of the women wish to go to America to contest the divorces. But they cannot go as G. I. Brides unless their trip is approved by their husbands, who must sign papers declaring their wives will not become public charges.

Two British wives and one daughter of Nebraska service men will be among 220 aboard the Cristobal, scheduled to sail from England for New York Monday.

The future Nebraskans are Mrs. Alvin O. Anderson, whose husband lives in Milford and the wife and 15 month-old daughter, Gloria, of PFC. Leonard A. Anson, Bellevue.

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