War Bride

War Bride

She always felt a bit guilty because she was curiously attracted to his Army buddy . . .

They met through letters. He was a soldier during World War I. Young women were encouraged to fulfill their duty to write to the soldiers to give the soldiers hope, and a sense of friendship during the Great War. One soldier wrote to her regularly and they soon fell in love via Airmail.

Before the war was over, they had decided to get married. Excitement grew as his release from duty and arrival home came. They courted for a short while, and then were married quickly.

Soldiers War Bride

Some time into the marriage, he had a little too much to drink one night, and made a confession to her. It seems that while he was overseas that he asked his best friend to compose the letters that she had received because he had a better way with words.

Needless to say, it was a contentious marriage!






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  1. What a lovely story! It reminds me of how my Nana used to tell me the story of how she and my Papa got together during WWII…her sister had a date with him and couldn’t make it, so my Nana substituted for her. They got married 3 weeks later and were married for about 60 years until my Papa passed away 10 years ago!


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