Between 1942 and 1952 American Servicemen brought home 100,000 brides from their overseas deployments. Women from 50 different countries – England, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan waited up to nine months for transportation to the United States to begin their life as war brides. They didn’t bring much with them and they were not always welcomed. Single American women resented them and civilians criticized the trend. Uncle Sam tried to discourage the action by imposing many restrictions.