Sex, please — were British

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

Between 1942 and 1945 three million Americans passed through Great Britain. Most were young men in their early twenties, away from home for the first time. The attraction between American soldiers and British women was mutual. One reason, Reynolds suggests, was that American off-duty uniforms were designed to make the Yanks look good, unlike the hobnailed Tommies who had to socialize in what amounted to battle dress.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_n3_v27/ai_16615987

Sex, please — we're British

A British serviceman, Eric Westman, returning on leave to Bridgwater in Somerset, noted bitterly how scores of girls lined up along one wall of a dance hall: "Some GIs would walk up and down surveying the girls and then select one, who would gladly go and dance with him. I was horrified at this slave-market attitude. Then a smart-looking British soldier walked along the line asking girls to dance with him, but none would. I've never forgotten it."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-1899423,00.html


 
#3
So it wasn't really anything to do with Nylons then? :wink:
 

oldbaldy

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#4
bossyboots said:
So it wasn't really anything to do with Nylons then? :wink:

or cigarettes
 
#5
...women of every country love foreigners...during the WW2 wounded jewish soldiers of the jewish brigade in the british army used to complain that the other non-jews british soldiers lay with them in various hospital in palestine, got all the attention by the local jewish girls. believe it or not. that's true.
 
#6
I was going to make a smutty remark about the famous MK1 British Pork Bayonet but that wouldn't be Koscher given the subject matter in this thread.
 
#7
Obviously chlorophorm was on the rashoning lists around this time......
 

mora

War Hero
#8
Warrior_Poet said:
the famous MK1 British Pork Bayonet
what does it mean MK1?

Slates said:
Obviously chlorophorm was on the rashoning lists around this time......

chlorophorm, what do you mean?
 
#10
As any red-blooded British male who's been to the States can tell you, it works both ways. With or without cigarettes. ;)
 
#14
mora said:
Warrior_Poet said:
the famous MK1 British Pork Bayonet
what does it mean MK1?

Slates said:
Obviously chlorophorm was on the rashoning lists around this time......

chlorophorm, what do you mean?
sorry its spelt chloroform, now go google it and find out! and after that take yourself to the nearest parked car, look in the wing mirror and give yourself a damn good telling off!
 
#15
Warrior_Poet said:
I was going to make a smutty remark about the famous MK1 British Pork Bayonet but that wouldn't be Koscher given the subject matter in this thread.
It would be OK if it was a Beef Bayonet, wouldn't it?
 
#16
Bugsy7 said:
If the second geezer from the left ain't Sean Connery, I want me money back!

MsG
YEAH!....He's my favorite too ( the tanned one ) ! i would jump over his lap right now, have to sit on his knees, but is he still alive?
 
#17
Slates said:
mora said:
Warrior_Poet said:
the famous MK1 British Pork Bayonet
what does it mean MK1?

Slates said:
Obviously chlorophorm was on the rashoning lists around this time......

chlorophorm, what do you mean?
sorry its spelt chloroform, now go google it and find out! and after that take yourself to the nearest parked car, look in the wing mirror and give yourself a damn good telling off!
.... and to anticipate the next query, its rationing, not "rashoning"..............
 
#18
Arik, Mk 1 (Mark 1) is squaddie speak for any standard issue item, Mark One SA80, Mark One eyeball, Mark one pork bayonet (Followed by the mark 2 version, the beef bayonet, designed specifically for use in Palestine) A related item of equipment for officers was the pork sword although these were notorious due to their high levels of equipment failure.
 
#19
rickshaw said:
Slates said:
mora said:
Warrior_Poet said:
the famous MK1 British Pork Bayonet
what does it mean MK1?

Slates said:
Obviously chlorophorm was on the rashoning lists around this time......

chlorophorm, what do you mean?
sorry its spelt chloroform, now go google it and find out! and after that take yourself to the nearest parked car, look in the wing mirror and give yourself a damn good telling off!
.... and to anticipate the next query, its rationing, not "rashoning"..............
thanks for that, no wonder the education system is going down the pan!!!
 

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