In andsome war brides travelled on board ships that were in real danger from enemy U-boats in the North Atlantic. Large groups of European women were also transported through Britain and their numbers swell the total departure figures. This involved the luxurious accommodation being converted to cram in many more passengers than they normally conveyed in peacetime. Applications for refunds of passage money for soldiers' dependents. However the four ladies remain a mystery - was this just an example of sexist humour from the time? From tothe Canadian Wives' Bureau oversaw the transportation of women and children to Canada and supported local war brides associations across England and Scotland. The government had only undertaken to pay travel fares one way—so an unwelcomed or unhappy war bride with no means of returning to her family faced a precarious situation.
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Despite it all, love found a way. Unrecognized language Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September Pages using web citations with no URL. War brides everywhere have been kind enough to share their stories. RGCa, volumesfile HQparts 1 to There were often heart-wrenching scenes as young women said goodbye to their families.