Readers in the United States can order GI Brides via the following links:

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Recommended reading on the GIs in Britain and GI brides

Some wonderful memoirs written by war brides themselves: Joy Beebe’s Snapshots of a War Bride’s Life, Vera Long’s From Britain with love and Irene Hope Hedrick’s Memories of a Big Sky British War Bride

Two fascinating oral histories of war brides, drawing on many thousands of interviews: Pamela Winfield’s Sentimental Journey and Elfrieda Berthiaume Shukert and Barbara Smith Scibetta’s The War Brides of World War II

Juliet Gardiner’s glorious social histories Wartime: Britain 1939-1945
and Over Here

Norman Longmate’s fascinating history of the GIs in Britain, The GIs: The Americans in Britain, 1942-1945

From the silver screen: Yanks and The War Bride

Online: check out Michele Thomas’ brilliant website The American War Bride Experience, packed with case studies, book reviews, photos and more


Duncan and Nuala’s previous book, The Sugar Girls, is available in paperback, or download the kindle edition (only £2.99). Readers in the United States can purchase the book here.