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by Melynda Jarratt

  • Author: Melynda Jarratt
  • ISBN: 0752443097
  • ISBN13: 978-0752443096
  • ePub: 1637 kb | FB2: 1882 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Tempus Publishing Ltd (June 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 533
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Melynda Jarratt is the leading authority on the history of the Canadian war brides of the Second World War. Originally from Bathurst, Melynda has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts in History from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. She wrote her Master's Thesis on the New Brunswick war brides of the Second World War and has continued to document their story for more than twenty years. Melynda also has a diploma in Digital Media and Design and runs her own information technology company in Fredericton specializing in heritage, arts, and culture.

Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick 1961, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in history from the University of New Brunswick in 1986 and wrote her master's thesis in 1995 on New Brunswick War brides.

War Brides by Melynda Jarratt. Captured Hearts by Melynda Jarratt. Canada’s War Grooms and the Girls who Stole their Hearts by Judy Kozar. Voices of the Left Behind. It does NOT represent any War Brides organization nor does it receive any funding.

Melynda Jarratt is internationally recognized as the leading expert on Canada's war brides and is the author of three books on the subject

Melynda Jarratt is internationally recognized as the leading expert on Canada's war brides and is the author of three books on the subject. She has continued to document this fascinating chapter in Canadian military history for nearly thirty years.

Home Books War Brides Melynda Jarratt lives in Fredericton. She has been involved with Project Roots since 1995

Home Books War Brides. The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved. Melynda Jarratt lives in Fredericton. She has been involved with Project Roots since 1995.

For thousands of young British girls, the influx of Canadian soldiers conscripted to Britain during the Second World War meant throngs of handsome young men. The result was over 48,000 marriages to Canadian soldiers alone, and a mass emigration of British women to North America and around the world in the 1940's.

My most recent book is Letters From Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland 1940-1945 for which I received funding from the New Brunswick Arts Board. Personal Information.

ary Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Jarratt lives in Fredericton. My most recent book is Letters From Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland 1940-1945 for which I received funding from the New Brunswick Arts Board. During the Second World War nearly 48,000 British and European women married Canadian servicemen they met and fell in love with overseas.

"We sailed for Canada in April 1945 on a Greek ship, the Nea Hellis. The crossing took three weeks all the while avoiding the torpedoes. There were over 1,000 war brides and children aboard as well as wounded soldiers going home." - Iris Rickets. 'Overpaid, over-sexed and over here' was the verdict of many British civilians of American and Canadian soldiers conscripted to Britain in the Second World War. Yet for thousands of young girls, the influx of handsome young military men meant flirting, 'walking out' - and falling in love. The result was over 48,000 hasty marriages to Canadian soldiers alone, and a mass emigration of British young women to northern America and across the globe in the 1940s. Historian Melynda Jarratt has painstakingly captured the incredible stories of young women - some say brave, some say foolish - who left their families and homes to move to a country thousands of miles away with a man they barely knew. Yet the ensuing decades brought happiness to many, and surviving women share their tales of love, family and starting again. For some brides, the outcome was a very different story, and the darker side of the crossings reveals astonishing accounts of infidelity, domestic violence, venereal disease and even bigamy. This incredible new history draws on archives, rare documents, medical records and key first-hand accounts to tell the amazing story of the war brides in their own words - and shows the love, passion, tragedy and spirit of adventure that thousands of British women experienced in a turbulent time.
lucky kitten
I think this books provides a very good overview of the Canadian War Bride experience. In addition to telling the romantic and dramatic - sometimes happy and sometimes sad - stories of the war brides and their children and families, it outlines well how the geographic and linguistic areas in which each war bride settled influenced the individual's experience. I enjoyed reading about how the women came to the decisions to change their lives so radically and how their lives turned out - sometimes better, sometimes worse than they expected but I think always different. It is a book about women who had - or had to have - a lot of courage, and I found it inspiring. I also found it interesting to read about the women whose mothers joined them from the UK. Even though I have read a lot of war bride books, I don't think I have read about that before. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in war brides and the experience of moving to another country and/or marrying someone from another country/culture. The book provides both an overview and personal experiences. It tells many touching stories, and they are told by a writer who I feel cares about the women.
Doriel
I enjoyed the book very much. I liked the format in which it was written, several stories written by either the Bride herself or child of the Canadian War Bride. I've read quite a few books relating to American War Brides so it was very interesting to learn of the difference in their experiences in coming to America versus Canada. If your interested in this period of history you'll truly enjoy this collection of stories.
Jay
War Brides by Melynda Jarratt has been well-received and appreciated by war brides (women who married Canadian servicemen during WWll), and by their families and friends. Readers unfamiliar with this exceptional group of thousands of women with their individual backgrounds, personalities, and experiences will discover that they have made a colorful and significant contibution to the fabric of Canada. It was a pleasure and a privilege to first come to know some of them during 2005, the Year of the War Bride. The stories and photos that Ms. Jarrett includes make this book fine reading.
anneli
The stories were all so interesting and from a personal point of view. This was an interesting read. I had no idea that history could be told in such an amusiing and entertaining way.
Zorve
This was a great read. I enjoy historical books and this is a good one. The lives of these ordinary women and soldiers are recorded with the real endings-some happy , others sad. I enjoyed getting to know these people.
Gadar
A part of history I had not considered. Would have liked to had pictures to put names to faces. Would recommend to anyone interested in WWII.
ZloyGenii
Interesting but a "dry" read
Excellent. Highly recommended!! Very readable!
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