I think that there were mixed opinions in Great Britain about the US armed forces in their country. There was some resentment because the first US armed forces did not arrive there until 1942, which many thought was too late given the amount of suffering that was going on since the Battle of Britain began in 1940. Also, there were still strong memories of how late the US was to enter the first world war where Great Britain had been in the war from 1914 with the loss of many men and the US did not start arriving in any meaningful numbers until the end of 1917 to early 1918, shortly before the war ended in late 1918. I think that there was also resentment among some British about the US soldiers in the UK and their interactions with young women while the young British men were overseas.
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