Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864925572
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Series: New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, #12
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Ebook edition
  • Pages: 148
  • File size: 5 MB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction They found love in war 9

Ch. 1 British war brides 25

Ch. 2 Marriage and travel to Canada 41

Ch. 3 Settling in 63

Ch. 4 Continental war brides 83

Ch. 5 The darker side 103

Conclusion 117

Acknowledgments 123

App The war brides of the First World War 127

Selected bibliography 131

Photo credits 134

Index 135

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