WWII Voices: American GI's and the French Women Who Married Them
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This book, a collection of oral histories, tells the story of mademoiselle and the GI by following the destinies of 15 French war brides – three from World War I and 12 from World War II. All of these women encountered cultural shock as they discovered an opulent and open society, but one which was also materialistic and racially segregated. But the women got on with it and survived. Although about half of the marriages ended in divorce, only about 150 of the women returned to France. Most of them, in their own way, lived the American Dream. Today these women are both French and American. They reflect the image of a successful betrothal between two cultures.
Originally published by Praeger Publishers, Westport, 2007.
ISBN-13: 978-0-275-993 DOI:10.1336/0275993981
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New edition forthcoming as paperback and e-book in spring 2017