Post world war 2 dating

However, several relationships ended badly, resulting in heartache – and even court cases – for many of those concerned, and the issue prompted concern at high levels of society.One bishop warned against the practice which he said led to “disastrous” consequences.He added that the “danger” also concerned “educated women” who “mistake impulse for love” and marry servicemen “after two or three days’ acquaintanceship”.

He fulminated against “hasty marriage”, which he said had increased “enormously” as a consequence, and which he described as the “deplorable source of much unhappiness”.

He cited a case he knew of a servant girl who, having corresponded with a soldier, asked for four days’ leave and returned a married woman.

The study shows how publications ran lonely heart adverts from soldiers titled “matrimonials”, where men would attempt to meet women with a view to marrying them.

Several others encouraged schemes involving women writing to soldiers.

The scheme was so popular, that there were not enough soldiers and an excess of godmothers.

But in an article in the Cheltenham Chronicle on Christmas Day 1915, Bishop George Frodsham attacked the “well intentioned” encouragements to young women to correspond with soldiers.Even towards the end of the war, in July 1918, the issue was still prompting debate.The Liverpool Echo ran an article questioning "should soldiers propose to girls they have not seen?Of the Allies, British troops appear to have been responsible for the least rapes.“Not because of any morality or respect for woman, but because the NCOs wouldn’t allow the soldiers to go off on their own,” Prof Beevor said.“It’s almost impossible to come up with figures, but I think to say there were hundreds of thousands is a great exaggeration,” he said.

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