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Over Here - The GIs in Wartime Britain. This is same book as "Over here-GIs in wartime Britain. So I enjoyed it - twice. Juliet Gardiner knows her stuff. The postwar flood of war brides into the United States also gets brief mention. This book details the reactions one of the first foreign cultures to experience large-scale exposure to American pop culture. 2 people found this helpful.
Gardiner also wrote the books to accompany the Channel 4 television series The .
and The Animals' War: Animals in Wartime from the First World War to the Present Day (2006).
The "peaceful invasion" of Britain by GIs began in January 1942. A real insight from people who lived through the Second World War. How the locals viewed the GIs and their own experiences. Soon the Yanks were everywhere, complaining about Britain's warm beer and cold weather, teaching British girls to jitterbug, and spending their money freely - giving rise to the popular phrase "overpaid, over-sexed and over here". But the GIs had come to fight; the 8th Air Force flew perilous daytime bombing raids deep into Germany, and US troops fought a desperate D-Day battle on the beaches of France. Ideal for anyone with any interest in this conflict.
American GIs sent to Britain during the height of WWII were repeatedly described as "overpaid . GI Living in Britain during WWII.
American GIs sent to Britain during the height of WWII were repeatedly described as "overpaid, oversexed and over here" but at least, on Christmas they. The extra food the GIs brought with them would have been heaven to these war-affected families. At the end of the Second World War, free passage were offered to British GI wives by the US Army so that they could get to their new homeland and start anew with their husbands.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.
The book has been commended for its inclusion of many under-described aspects of the Home Front, and alongside familiar stories of food shortages, evacuation and the arrival of the GIs, are stories of Conscientious Objectors, persecuted Italians living in Britain and Lumber Jills working in the New Forest.
Overpaid, Oversexed, and over Here': The American Gi in World War II Britain Hardcover - August 1, 1992 by Juliet Gardiner (Author), BOOK, SEX, WELL HUNG, HO. .1 person is interested in this title. We receive 1 copy every 6 months.
Over Here’: The GIs in Wartime Britain. The Social Networks of South Asian Migrants in the Sheffield Area During the Early Twentieth Century. This book explores the overlooked history of racial mixing in Britain during the course of the twentieth century, a period in which there was considerable and influential public debate on the meani ngs and implications of intimately crossing racial boundaries.
The Second World War was the most violent and globally shattering event in history For most people in Britain, their experience of being at war again began with the measured tones of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming from the radio on .
The Second World War was the most violent and globally shattering event in history. When it finally ended, at least 60 million people lay dead; some estimates are as high as 79 million. It is part of the tragedy that we’ll never know the true number: estimates for Chinese deaths, for example, range from 10 to 20 million; the Soviet Union lost 23-25 million. For most people in Britain, their experience of being at war again began with the measured tones of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming from the radio on 3 September 1939: I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street.