The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for LoveLarge Print - 2014
The "friendly invasion" of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered something even more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: an escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain, an opportunity for a new life in affluent, modern America.
Publisher: New York :, HarperLuxe, an imprint of harperCollinsPublishers,, c2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
Characteristics: 474 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm