War Brides

Australian women marrying American servicemen

War Brides

It is estimated that between 12,000 and 15,000 Australian women married American servicemen during World War Two.

Some made a life in the USA, while others returned to Australia with or without their husbands in the years following the war. While public perception about war brides paints a narrow picture, it is clear that there are many different reasons why Australian women married American servicemen.

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