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The Moving And Shocking Accounts Of Those Australian Women Who Became World War II Brides Of American Soldiers, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1980, 49 Minutes.) #ForTheLoveOfASoldier #AustralianWarBrides #AmericanWarBrides #WarBrides #PacificWar #AsiaPacificWar #PacificOceanTheatreOfWWII #PacificOceanTheaterOfWWII #AsiaticPacificTheater #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #DVD #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
War Brides: United States: During and immediately after World War II, more than 60,000 U.S. servicemen married women overseas and they were promised that their wives and children would receive free passage to the U.S. The U.S. Army's "Operation War Bride", which eventually transported an estimated 70,000 women and children, began in Britain in early 1946. The press dubbed it "Operation Diaper Run". The first group of war brides (452 British women and their 173 children, and one bridegroom) left Southampton harbor on SS Argentina on January 26, 1946 and arrived in the U.S. on February 4, 1946. According to British Post-War Migration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service reported 37,553 war brides from the "British Isles" took advantage of the War Brides Act of 1945 to emigrate to the United States, along with 59 "war bridegrooms". Over the years, an estimated 300,000 foreign war brides moved to the United States following the passage of the War Brides Act and its subsequent amendments, of which 51,747 were Filipinos. According to journalist Craft Young, a daughter of a Japanese war bride, there are an estimated 50,000 Japanese war brides.
In Australia, several Bride trains were run in Australia during 1945 and 1946 to transport war brides and their children travelling to or from ships. In 1948, Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell announced that no Japanese war brides would be allowed to settle in Australia, stating "it would be the grossest act of public indecency to permit any Japanese of either sex to pollute Australia" while relatives of deceased Australian soldiers were alive. About 650 Japanese war brides migrated to Australia after the ban was lifted in 1952 when the San Francisco Peace Treaty came into force. They had married Australian soldiers involved in the occupation of Japan.