Lizzy Bennett: Pride and Prejudice, Revisited North Platte, Nebraska, 1943-1946--Part One
By Onna Carr
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single and unattached
[military man]… must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.
A higher-ranking officer is considered to be in even more desperate need concerning marriage than his fellow comrades-in-arms however little is known of his view of matrimony, his feelings on love, or the depth of his character which were but small matters in the minds of most World War II canteen women.
However, Elizabeth Bennett was not one of the women of the North Platte, Nebraska, Canteen to be the wife of any soldier, despite her being the canteen manager, a certified nurse, and unattached.
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