Rich Relations by David Reynolds
: The American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945

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The fascinating social and political history of a time when a million and a half American servicemen crowded onto a small island, training and waiting for a conflict which would eventually cost many of them their lives. "A superb job of telling one of the most fascinating stories of World War II."--Stephen E. Ambrose. 16 pages of photos, maps, charts, and political cartoons. Index.
 

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David Reynolds is an author and educator known for his historical and political works, many of which chronicle the relationship between the United States and Great Britain. Reynolds was born in 1952 in Orpington, England. He is married to an architect and has one child. Reynolds attended Cambridge University where he received his Ph.D. Reynolds's first work, The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1937-1942: A Study in Competitive Co-operation, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1982. It won the Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Reynolds also wrote Rich Relations: The American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945, (1995) and more recently, has done research on the Cold War Era. Reynolds is an historical advisor for a BBC/PBS production about the historical relationship between the two countries. Reynolds has been a visiting fellow at both Cambridge University and at Harvard University. He and his family live in Cambridge, England, but summer in New Hampshire.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Random House Inc. 512 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Despite all these potential sources of serious friction, the British military historian Liddell Hart ``could not `think of any case in history' where relations between occupier and occupied had been so good.'' The credit goes partly to the British themselves, who made significant concessions, par...

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Three million boisterous, materialist and decidedly horny U.S. servicemen ``occupied'' Britain between 1942 and 1945, taking over large tracts of land for bases and depots, and Americanizing the country in ways that tended to be traumatic.

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