A War Bride's Guide to the USA (Good Housekeeping)

A War Bride's Guide to the USA (Good Housekeeping)

by "GoodHousekeeping" (Author)


By the end of World War II, over 100,000 British women had married American servicemen. Good Housekeeping magazine was on hand to offer helpful advice to war brides leaving British shores to set up home in the United States. This book reproduces material originally published by Good Housekeeping in conjunction with the United States Office of War Information. 'You have undertaken to become an American - just as millions of people have done before you. Getting to know your country will be an exciting adventure...'

The guide explained America and the Americans to the newlyweds before they said goodbye to their families and headed to their new life. Also included are charming stories, features, articles and poems from Good Housekeeping during the war years.

Charmingly packaged 'A War Bride's Guide to the USA' is a delightful, nostalgic, entertaining and often extremely moving insight into the day-to day lives of the wartime generation and the challenges they faced.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 72
Publisher: Collins & Brown
Published: 28 Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 184340382X
ISBN 13: 9781843403821
Book Overview: The presence in the British Isles, from 1942, of the Gls led to many British women marrying American Servicemen. This book reproduces material prepared by Good Housekeeping magazine in conjunction with the United States Office of War Information - 'A Bride's Guide to the USA.

Author Bio
Since Good Housekeeping began in 1922, it has been advising readers on healthy living and everyday issues that affect us all. The Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) was founded in 1924 and has become a reliable and well-known brand throughout the world. Good Housekeeping was one of the few publications that continued to be printed at the time of paper shortage during the war years and the and the magazine's advice was a lifeline to many readers throughout that period of history.