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British Women Instructed to Tolerate American Men <br />(Yank Magazine, 1943)British Women Instructed to Tolerate American Men
(Yank Magazine, 1943)
Until recently we always seemed to think that all those pretty British girls during the war were genuinely captivated by that unique and sincere breed of American male called the "G.I.". It seemed obvious to us that such a self-effacing, homespun, mud-between-the-toes kind of charm would naturally lead to thousands upon thousands of out-of-wedlock births and prove once and for all that the Anglo-American alliance was truly a necessary union and not merely a wartime contrivance. But after a careful reading of the attached headline from this 1943 Yank, it occurred to us that perhaps British girls were just doing their bit for king and country.

''Occupied England'' <br />(Yank Magazine, 1945)''Occupied England''
(Yank Magazine, 1945)
This Yank Magazine article, written just after the Channel Islands liberation, tells some of the stories of the Nazi occupation of Jersey and Guernsey Islands.

"Before the war the English Channel Islands - long known as a vacation spot for the wealthy - were wonderful places to 'get away from it all.'"

"Then the Germans came to the islands after Dunkirk, and for five years 100,000 subjects of his majesty the King were governed by 30,000 Nazi officers and their men."

Heroes of the Battle of Britain <br />(Collier's Magazine, 1945)Heroes of the Battle of Britain
(Collier's Magazine, 1945)
A list of five outstanding Britons (two women and three men) accompanied by a description of their selfless acts performed during the Nazi Blitz on their homeland.

"Who dares to doubt when Britons sing that there will always be an England?"

The British populace began to familiarize themselves with gasmasks as early as 1936 - you can read about that here.

''Workingman's War'' <br />(Collier's Magazine, 1941)''Workingman's War''
(Collier's Magazine, 1941)
This 1941 Collier's article looks at the British working class during the Blitz on London. Numerous men and women were interviewed concerning their aspirations and hopes for the post-war world. Much is written about the 300 free kitchens that were placed throughout London to accommodate them as well as the free schools that were instituted to train war plant workers how to use the various machines needed to create the necessary war materinél.

"Hitler isn't making war against capitalism, as he says he is. He's not the great proletarian he brags he is, but is instead deliberately bombing civilians, their schools, churches, homes and hospitals in order to throw the civilian population into despair and terror. Well, he has failed."

''Buzz-Bombs Blitz''  <br />(Yank Magazine, 1944)''Buzz-Bombs Blitz''
(Yank Magazine, 1944)
Launched by air or from catapults posted on the Northern coast of France, the German V-1 "Buzz-Bomb" was first deployed against the people of London on June 12, 1944. Before the V-1 campaign was over 1,280 Britons would fall on greater London. 1,241 of these rockets were successfully destroyed in flight.

Accompanied by a diagram of the contraption, this is a brief article about London life during the "Buzz-Bomb Blitz". Quoted at length are the Americans stationed in that city as well as the hardy Britons who had endured similar carnage during the Luftwaffe bombing campaigns earlier in the war.

Life Under Siege <br />(Collier's Magazine, 1941)Life Under Siege
(Collier's Magazine, 1941)
Here is an account of life during the Blitz, as written by sculptor Clare Sheridan (née Frewen; 1885 – 1970):

"I have from the very beginning put [poison] gas out of my thoughts and refused to carry a gas mask. But in a mad world growing madder daily who knows what the madmen may not resort to!... According to the gas booklet, the stuff will come through the window clacks, under the door and down the chimney."

Yank Pilots in the RAF <br />(Newsweek Magazine, 1941)Yank Pilots in the RAF
(Newsweek Magazine, 1941)
"Many Americans are serving both with the British and Canadian Air Forces, but the RAF's Eagle Squadron is the only unit that is all-American save for the British squadron leader who succeeded William Erwin Gibson Taylor (1905 - 1991), a New Yorker, released to rejoin United States naval aviation."
The Pilots War <br />(Newsweek Magazine, 1941)The Pilots War
(Newsweek Magazine, 1941)
Reviewed anonymously in the attached column are two books, I Was a Nazi Flyer, the diary of Gottfried Leske, and The Airmen Speak, which is a compilation of war stories told by assorted RAF pilots.