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WW2 British and American Interest: Lyme Regis in the UK "Click" to Login or Register 
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Hi, I am posting this in the hope that those who are interested in military history may find it of value.

Maybe useful for those who are doing research into World War 2 and American Troops in England.

I recently spent a few days in a town called Lyme Regis, on the south coast of Britain.

I came across this plaque on the harbour edge which was quite interesting and later in the local museum found more detail about the events.

I took photos of everything and am going to attempt to download them for you.
 
Posts: 575 | Location: Walsall in the United Kingdom | Registered: December 19, 2013
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Posts: 575 | Location: Walsall in the United Kingdom | Registered: December 19, 2013
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That's the lot.

Sorry if they are out of sequence but I am still getting to grips with resizing and posting picture.

I hope someone finds them interesting or useful.

All the best, Mike
 
Posts: 575 | Location: Walsall in the United Kingdom | Registered: December 19, 2013
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Thanks, Mike.

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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I believe the saying goes that the Yanks, were "oversexed, overpaid, overfed and over here." Smile
 
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