Troops, International relationships, World War II


During the 1940s, troops from the United States of America marched through parts of the world they had never before imagined, such as the dry heat of North Africa, the humid climate of the South Pacific islands, and the snow-clad forests of Belgium. & the troops interacted with different cultures, they made a deep impression on these countries and were impacted in their turn, forming new international relationships. One such interaction took place between British citizens and American troops, as Great Britain became the staging ground for the invasion of Europe, a giant aircraft carrier of sorts for the men of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF). Just about every city, village, and town of Great Britain was crawling with American troops as they arrived on the island following the entrance of the United States into World War II in 1941.