Nuala on Irish radio with Sean Moncrieff

Yesterday, Nuala was a guest on Sean Moncrieff’s show on Newstalk radio in Ireland. She told Sean about her grandmother’s time in America as a GI bride, and how it came to inspire her to write the book. You can listen to the full interview here:

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  1. For more information about these war brides please check up my website at

    Many of these brides didn’t have an easy time of it in the States but they grew-up with the upbringing that ‘You’ve made your bed, now lie in it’.

    Some war brides had wonderful lives and were very happy.

    My own mother was from Belgium and spoke no English and her husband had a German mother and a Greek father, who were also immigrants. This was not unusual in larger cities. So in many case language was a big problem along with customs of each family group.

    I would like to remain your readers that some of these war brides were not angels. A free ride to the states for many with divorce on their mind and new boyfriends.

  2. GI Brides

    Thanks Michele, you’re right I’m sure there were some ‘rogue’ war brides too – unfortunately we didn’t get to speak to any!

    Michele’s website is a great resource for anyone interested in this subject and she is also a brilliant researcher if you are tracing your GI bride relatives…

    Duncan & Nuala