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Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides

Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides

by Melynda Jarratt
     
 

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Imagine you're a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war ends, you leave all you've ever known behind — your family, friends, and way of life — to begin a new life in Canada.

This is the story of hundreds of

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Imagine you're a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war ends, you leave all you've ever known behind — your family, friends, and way of life — to begin a new life in Canada.

This is the story of hundreds of women who made their way to New Brunswick at the end of the Second World War. Between 1942 and 1948, young women from all over Europe came to this part of Canada with their servicemen husbands. Some married Aboriginal New Brunswickers; others married French-speaking Acadians; still others married New Brunswickers of British descent. In this compelling volume, wives, widows, fiancées, and those whose marriages failed and returned to Europe tell compelling stories of prejudice, perseverance, kindness, hope, defeat and triumph.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864925190
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions & Gregg Centre for Study of War & Society
Publication date:
10/24/2008
Series:
New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, #12
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Melynda Jarratt is an internationally recognized expert on Canada's War Brides. She is the author of Voices of the Left Behind (with Olga and Lloyd Rains) and War Brides: The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved. She has appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, participated in numerous film, television and radio documentaries on Canada's war brides, and created Canada's war bride website, www.CanadianWarBrides.com. She lives in Fredericton.

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