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December 7, 2014

American troops in Britain, ca. 1942-1945

This photograph shows an American serviceman (GI) and a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at a Red Cross Club. For many GIs, Christmas 1942 was their first spent away from home, and they welcomed the chance to spend the day with British families. The Americans often took lavish gifts of food to their hosts, which were gratefully received by the recipients. (via Imperial War Museums)



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