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An original war bride

Surrounded by falling bombs, strict rationing and nightly blackouts, a generation of young women found love. They were the war brides: British and European women who married Canadian servicemen in the Second World War. After tearful goodbyes to their families, they embarked on a grueling journey by ship and train to join their husbands and in-laws in a new country. Once they arrived, many war brides had to confront culture shock and desperate homesickness before embracing their new lives in Canada.

Peggy Holmes, a war bride of the First World War, recalls coming to Canada in 1919.
Medium: Radio
Program: Voice of the Pioneer
Broadcast Date: June 3, 1984
Guest(s): Peggy Holmes
Host: Bill McNeil
Duration: 8:18

Last updated: December 13, 2012

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