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War brides land in Canada

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.

A Canadian Army Newsreel welcomes Canada's newest citizens.
Medium: Television
Program: Canadian Army Newsreel
Broadcast Date: March 1, 1944
Guest(s):
Duration: 0:44

Last updated: December 13, 2012

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