belkafoto (belkafoto) wrote,

War brides

War brides

(("Военные невесты" звучит неуклюже. "Военно-полевые жены" - неточно.

Итак, более 20 тыс. дев свалили из Германии. 70 тыс. из Великобритании. Всего из Европы от 150 до 200 тыс. (видимо, учет был налажен слабо). 15,5 тыс. из Австралии и 1, 5 тыс. из Новой Зеландии.
Как это сказалось на потенциальных американских невестах?))

War brides are women who married military personnel from other countries in times of war or during military occupations, a practice that occurred in great frequency during World War I and World War II.

Among the largest and best documented examples of this were the marriages between American servicemen and German women which took place after World War II. By 1949, over 20,000 German war brides had emigrated to the United States.[1] Furthermore, it is estimated that there are "... 15,000 Australian women who married American servicemen based in Australia during World War II and moved to the US to be with their husbands".[2] Allied servicemen also married many women in other countries where they were stationed at the end of the war, including France, Italy,[3] Luxembourg, the Philippines, Japan and China. This also occurred in Korea and Vietnam with the later wars in those countries involving U.S. troops and other anti-communist soldiers. As many as 70,000 GI war brides left the United Kingdom, 150,000 to 200,000 hailed from continental Europe, 15,500 from Australia and 1,500 from New Zealand, between the years 1942 and 1952.[4]
The reasons for women marrying foreign soldiers and leaving their homelands vary. Particularly after World War II, many women in devastated European and Asian countries saw marriage as a means of escaping their devastated countries.[6][7]

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