Got Any Gum Chum?

Got Any Gum Chum?

GIs in Wartime Britain 1942-1945

eBook - 2009
Rate this:
When the first American servicemen arrived in England in March 1942, the indigenous population greeted their presence with mixed feelings. A certain level of resentment was harbored by the English and expressed by many in the in the well-worn phase of the time "overpaid, oversexed, and over here." But without the American presence in Britain and its huge military and industrial muscle, the war with Germany would probably have been lost. Using a combination of contemporary eyewitness and documentary sources plus latter-day interviews, linked together by engaging narrative, Helen Milligate examines how the "Yanks" got on with the locals, how they fit in (or didn't), the impact on the social structure of England in the 1940s, the problems they brought with them, and their impressions of England. She concludes with the journey home once the war in Europe had ended, describing what the Yanks left behind them and the wives and sweethearts they took "stateside."
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2009]
ISBN: 9780752499901
Branch Call Number: 940.54 Mi
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


  Loading...

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top