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"War Brides: One-Way Passage"

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In the wake of World War II, tens of thousands of war brides made one-way voyages to their husbands' distant homelands, forsaking home and family to embark on a solitary voyage. 

On Saturday August 9th Bev Tosh, an award-winning Calgary artist, arts educator and daughter of a war bride will be in London to talk about her work interviewing and painting portraits of war brides. 

Her art exhibition, entitled "One-Way Passage" which interweaves personal, social and artistic elements has been acclaimed nationally and internationally.

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out London Public Library's resources here.