U.S. At War: War Brides

U.S. girls, never really convinced by live-alone-and-like-it books, seemed to have decided that a soldier-husband for a few days was better than no husband at all. An alltime high was set this year in Lent weddings, which usually show a drop.

That war brings weddings people remembered from 1918. Never before, though, has it brought so many. A million and a half couples were married in 1941, a 15% increase over the previous 1940 high. A staggering 10%-plus of the 1941 weddings were performed in December after Pearl Harbor, running June's 11.5% a...

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