Songs My Mother Taught Me

September 10, 1945 - Canadian war brides on board the aircraft carrier Reaper as it enters the Syndney Harbour.

September 10, 1945 - Canadian war brides on board the aircraft carrier Reaper as it enters the Syndney Harbour.

'Songs My Mother Taught Me' is a 'documentary novel' about British women who married foreign soldiers during World War II. It's based on real wartime diaries, letters, photos and recordings.

The Second World War. Nowdays you find it in places like the British Imperial War Museum in London. Safely organized and labelled behind glass cases and in video displays. But a war may be less clearly organized in the human heart; in memory, in choices made, in consequences, and in generations that come after. In every war the first casualty is the truth.

And The Winner Is... presents 'Songs My Mother Taught Me' by Chris Brookes - a 'documentary novel' about British women who married foreign soldiers during World War II. 'Songs My Mother Taught Me' first aired on Ideas withe Paul Kenedy in 1999 and it won a Gold Medal at at the International Radio Festival of New York.

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