Mauretania being pulled by tug out of Liverpool berth, February 5, Library and Archives Canada PA The term "war bride" refers to the estimated 48, young women who met and married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War. These war brides were mostly from Britain, but a few thousand were also from other areas of Europe: the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. War brides also came to Canada after the First World War. The official Government of Canada history of the First World War reports that an estimated 54, relatives accompanied the returning troops following demobilization. We salute this remarkable group of Canadian citizens who, for love, followed their husbands. Where their returning Veterans went, these young women followed and made their new homes in their young and growing land. These women were welcomed to their new communities and new families.
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The majority of war brides were from Great Britain, with a smaller number originating from Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. Enter the microfilm number in the search box, e. If the reel is digitized, click on the reel title to see the images. You can browse through the page images; the contents are not searchable. There is no official number for war brides who married Canadian soldiers during the First World War, but it is estimated that 54, relatives and dependants accompanied troops returning to Canada following demobilization. Library and Archives Canada holds a variety of resources relating to Canadian war brides of the First World War, including documents regarding the transportation and care of soldiers' dependents en route to Canada, pay and separation allowance, passage fees for dependents, and procedural recommendations for soldiers returning to Canada with dependants. The following list provides the main resources identified to date. Further records may be found in the Immigration files of specific organizations such as the Society for Overseas Settlement of British Women.
Restaging War in the Western World pp Cite as. A t the end of the Second World War, banner headlines in the New Zealand and Australian press proclaimed the regular arrival of troopships packed with returning servicemen. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide.