The sociologist J. The invasion of Normandy in June and a second invasion in the south in August, put over two million front line and support troops of the Western Allies into France in The Liberation of Paris followed on 25 August. Except for German forces penned in the south-west e. After the war, the repatriation for demobilisation of the troops took time.
African American Soldiers during World War II
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Bullet holes found in the wood surrounds of the NatWest Bank in Bamber Bridge, in Lancashire in the north of England, in the late s led to the rediscovery of an event that saw some of the few shots fired in anger in England during World War II, which had been largely forgotten. These were not shots fired by invading troops, but by American GIs against their own military police. Intrigued by his discovery, Clinton Smith, the black British maintenance worker who discovered the holes in the woodwork, asked locals how they could have got there. He was told that they were the remnants of the Battle of Bamber Bridge, when black American troops stationed in the town faced off against white US Army military police on the night of June , More a mutiny than a battle, it led to the death of Private William Crossland in nearby Mounsey Road, and four other injuries to black American soldiers in a five-hour confrontation which spread from the thatched Olde Hob Inn at one end of the town to the Adams Hall army camp, where from early the US Eighth Army Quartermaster Truck Company, a black company apart from a few white officers, had been based.
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