GI Brides

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They left everything behind to follow their hearts. . . . True stories that illuminate the experiences of British war brides in America after World War II

American soldiers stationed in the UK came away winning more than just a war, they also won the hearts of young women across Britain. At the end of World War II, more than 70,000 GI brides followed the men they'd married—men they barely knew—to begin a new life in the United States. Meet four of these women:

Sylvia Bradley, a loyal, bright-eyed optimist
Rae Brewer, a resourceful, quick-witted tomboy
Margaret Boyle, an English beauty who faced down every challenge
Gwendolyn Rowe, a brave woman ahead of her time

Though all made the bold choice to leave family and the world they knew, the journey each experienced was unique—ranging from romantic to heartbreaking.

Fascinating and unforgettable, GI Brides pays homage to these brave women, propelled by love and hope, who embarked on an adventure that would change their lives.


  • 001_GI Brides

    Duration: 13s
  • 002_GI Brides_Chapter_01

    Duration: 21min
  • 003_GI Brides_Chapter_02

    Duration: 23min
  • 004_GI Brides_Chapter_03

    Duration: 21min
  • 005_GI Brides_Chapter_04

    Duration: 14min
  • 006_GI Brides_Chapter_05

    Duration: 13min
  • 007_GI Brides_Chapter_06

    Duration: 18min
  • 008_GI Brides_Chapter_07

    Duration: 25min
  • 009_GI Brides_Chapter_08

    Duration: 23min
  • 010_GI Brides_Chapter_09

    Duration: 13min
  • 011_GI Brides_Chapter_10

    Duration: 25min
  • 012_GI Brides_Chapter_11

    Duration: 14min
  • 013_GI Brides_Chapter_12

    Duration: 20min
  • 014_GI Brides_Chapter_13

    Duration: 24min
  • 015_GI Brides_Chapter_14

    Duration: 12min
  • 016_GI Brides_Chapter_15

    Duration: 15min
  • 017_GI Brides_Chapter_16

    Duration: 31min
  • 018_GI Brides_Chapter_17

    Duration: 20min
  • 019_GI Brides_Chapter_18

    Duration: 25min
  • 020_GI Brides_Chapter_19

    Duration: 17min
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