We're Here to Win the War for You: The US 8th Air Force at War

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Asked why he was in Britain, a US serviceman fighting the war in the skies over Germany with the US 8th Air Force quipped, 'We're here to win the war for you'. Drawn from all over the USA, from big cities to one-horse towns, these men suddenly found themselves facing the dreaded flak gunners in the skies over occupied Europe, and contending with British accents and traditions on their time off. 'Oversexed, overpaid and over here' might have been the English complaint, but the growing respect and affection between...

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Overview

Asked why he was in Britain, a US serviceman fighting the war in the skies over Germany with the US 8th Air Force quipped, 'We're here to win the war for you'. Drawn from all over the USA, from big cities to one-horse towns, these men suddenly found themselves facing the dreaded flak gunners in the skies over occupied Europe, and contending with British accents and traditions on their time off. 'Oversexed, overpaid and over here' might have been the English complaint, but the growing respect and affection between the 'Yanks' and their 'Limey' hosts - a good deal of embarrassment and confusion notwithstanding - is a touching note in this wartime story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848684294
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Rites Of Passage 7

2 'We're Here To Win The War For You' 21

3 Target-For-Today 49

4 Boys Will Be Boys 61

5 The Four Overs 123

6 The Things A Young Girl Should Know 138

7 GI Brides 152

8 Rest & Recreation 201

9 London Times 226

10 'Keep Your Tears For Him In After Years' 300

11 Brief Encounters 320

12 'What Time Would You Like To Be Knocked Up In The Morning?' 333

13 Journey's End 343

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