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713, LO/080/032
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Grose, Margaret, 1925 - , Interviewee, Female, Shop worker;
Speaker: Rostron, Jo, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Talks about being an American 'GI' war bride. Describes meeting and courting her husband, an American soldier stationed in Leicester during the Second World War. Recalls parents' and grandparents' reaction. Recalls resentment of English people towards the American servicemen. Describes marriage in 1944 and moving to the United States in 1946. Also her home sickness and return to England. Talks about education offered to American servicemen after the war. Describes cinema and other entertainment. Talks about changing life styles and attitudes.
Place of birth: Lansdowne Road, Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/4/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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