By Judy Kozar
Boy meets woman. It's a narrative that by no means grows outdated. but, sometimes, it will get a brand new twist, as in Canada's battle Grooms and the ladies Who Stole Their Hearts. in the course of international warfare II, hundreds of thousands of servicemen got here to Canada to coach and, certainly, there have been simply as many neighborhood ladies wanting to meet them. The British Commonwealth Air education Plan was once the conduit for plenty of of those younger males, who might usually locate themselves stationed on distant bases around the state. remember the fact that, the vast open areas, harsh winters, and monstrous distances have been a miles cry from what they have been used to "back home." but loneliness and foreignness quickly gave strategy to love for plenty of of those males, for Canada, in addition to that "special girl." via interviews and photographs, writer Judy Kozar has accrued greater than forty of those wartime romances in a set that would make you think love actually does triumph over all.
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Canada's War Grooms And The Girls Who Stole Their Hearts by Judy Kozar