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During this best-seller, thirty-six Canadian battle brides recount their early lives, their involvement in wartime tasks, the magical/funny moments once they met their Canadian husbands-to-be and their trips from Britain to Canada. The tales express braveness and humour: features that carried the warfare brides during the tricky battle years and that give a contribution to vigorous studying this day.
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