The ‘Brown Babies’ Who Were Left Behind

When Babs Gibson-Ward was born in 1944, her mother’s navy officer husband did not question whether he was her father.

“He honestly believed I was his child, I think because my complexion at that time was very fair. It took six months for it to change,” she said.

She was one of 2,000 mixed race babies born to white British women and black American GIs during World War Two.

The children were dubbed “Brown Babies” by the media and many had troubled childhoods.

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7 Responses to The ‘Brown Babies’ Who Were Left Behind

  1. Cavguy says:

    Ten minutes of lust results in a lifetime of despair. Selfish people. Bottom line, Stick to your own kind!

  2. Cavguy says:


    When the trials begin all these comments we post here, at WRSA and at other free speech sites will be used to damn us guilty.


  3. Bert says:

    Worked with a mouthy, sometimes spirited oreo chick; German mother, American father-Army enlisted. She had 3 marriages to black guys that ended in divorce. Then married a much older black gentleman who also was an old Army guy. That marriage seemed to stick (he had a good pension account). Then it hit me: he was most likely a carbon copy (pun intended) of her father. Whatever works.

  4. lineman says:

    Notice in the article no blame was ever placed on the black man because of course they aren’t ever responsible for their actions…It’s always someone elses fault because they couldn’t keep their dick in their pants…

  5. mrgarabaldi says:

    The same thing happened to the kids born to German women after WWII, it isn’t solely a British thing…

Play nice.