soldiers in Britain during ww2

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American Soldiers

American troops, often known as GI's,began to arrive in Britain from 1942 onwards and they had a huge impact on people's lives.

  • The Americans were easygoing and were not class conscious like the British. They were better paid than British troops and were popular with girls.
  • In general, the GI's mixed in well in British society, but sometimes there was tension because of the cultural differences between the USA and Britain.
  • Many of the US troops were African American soldiers who had come from separated and segregated communities in the US. The British treated African American GI's very well and for these…


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