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war bride

A woman who marries a serviceman—often one from another country—in wartime. I was a war bride. I met your father when he was stationed in Germany, where my family was living at the time, and we married soon after.
See also: bride, war
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"THEIR RELATIONSHIP RELIES ON vows made to one another." As coincidence would have it, not long after I had procured Curran's War Brides, I was up at a place called Grates Cove.
In a future edition, Yoo wants to add a chapter on the Korean "war brides"--Korean women who married American soldiers during the Korean War--who came to the United States in the early 1950s.
Elizah Jackson as The War Bride, struts her stuff in Coventry's Upper Precinct (above), and (left) Adam Matthews as a Curator.
While it's unknown how many went to war with marriage in mind, over a period of six years 48,000 weddings took place overseas, setting the scene for "one of the most unusual immigrant waves to hit Canadian shores: all women, mostly British and all from the same age group." These were the Canadian war brides, and their stories have been captured by Fredericton historian Melynda Jarratt and published in War Brides, subtitled: The stories of the women who left everything behind to follow the men they love.
As Tolkien constructs it, however, Eowyn's attachments are not so simplistically binary: Aragorn, son of Arathorn, has also attracted her affections, creating a system that actually allows for a comprehensive representation of the several incarnations of the World Wars' "war brides." Eowyn's respective relationships with Aragorn and Faramir thus cast her in the dual roles of war bride-left-behind and foreign war bride, and while comparison of her experiences with the courtship, marriage, and assimilation experiences of women in the war-torn twentieth century reveal her to be a negative example of the former, she is clearly, for Tolkien, a positive exemplar of the latter.
Directed by Barcelona-born Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax), former Brookside killer Anna Friel readily adds to her collection of unfulfilled movies (Mad Cows / An Everlasting Piece / The War Bride).
His mother, Clare, a British war bride, took young Richard to live in Winnipeg where he grew up.
After the war, he brought my mother, a Chinese living in Japan, to America as a war bride. They operated a hand laundry in New York for several years and then moved their growing family back to Macao, where I was born.
Our household signed up for Showtime, no doubt sinking me and my cultural war bride in a Homeland Security counterinsurgency data mine somewhere.
Zhu Yushi, the alleged murderer, was a twenty-seven-year-old war bride. Her husband, Zhu Rong, a cook at a local hospital, was the first to come to her defense.
The 1900s domestic servant working for an upper-class Anglo-Irish family in the Bay of Plenty outlined the value of business, regional and school histories, and biographical studies; the WWI English war bride newly arrived in the Dominion, described statistical, official and war-related publications and the value of an early 20th-century Cyclopedia for its insights into the social structure of country towns.
Olga Rains, War Bride from The Netherlands, who arrived in Canada 24 August 1946
He was a romeo who fell in love with, and eventually married, a 20-year- old German girl who came home as the war bride of his young nephew, Sergeant Harry Whateley.
Downers Grove native Kelli Harrington stars as Francesca, the Italian war bride turned Iowa farmer's wife who falls in love with a dashing National Geographic photographer (played by Tommy Thurston), in Theo Ubique's production of "The Bridges of Madison County." The musical by composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown and writer Marsha Norman is based on Robert James Waller's book.
Mahoney moved to the US when his sister, Vera, a war bride, sponsored him.