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Our Yanks

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
I STILL REMEMBER THE YANKS, ALMOST MORE THAN I DO THE WAR' A Suffolk woman.





It was August 1943 - and the inhabitants of King's Thorpe had lived with the idea of invasion for some time - but by the Germans, not the Americans. The village had never seen anything like them before - certainly they were different with their wealth, their glamour, and their louche but romantic un
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 15th 2001 by Corgi (first published January 12th 2001)
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Beth
Aug 10, 2009 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story about a group of American GI's who are billeted in an English village during WWII. The village changes as a result of their influence. It's heartwarming, but also real.

It really did a good job of portraying life in England during the war. There were severe food shortages, and the culture of the Americans was quite different from the English. In the end, the two groups adapt quite well to each other.
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Fascinating historical Info About American Soldiers In England During WW II,
I found "Our Yanks" to be fascinating and informative reading about this period that as a child of the'50s I was not aware of.

This is NOT a love story,nor an historical romance as there is almost no development of any of the characters. It is more an historical fiction.

I would have preferred that the occasional incidents of cursing, were totally avoided, but they are not excessive.

A very interesting book that was hard f
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Mary Jo
Jan 11, 2017 Mary Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good story and portrait of WWII England.
Linda
Sep 29, 2016 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll Be Seeing You was better. But this was still good.
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synopsis:
it is 1943, and although the war is on, war hasn't really touched one english village. then an american fighter squad comes in and village life is turned upside down. all the women are interested in the men, the children are interested in the airplanes, and the men are worried about their women. some of the women form liaisons with some of the soldiers.

what i liked: it felt authentic to the time period and sentiments of the time. people were still worried about class and propriety mores
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Margaret Mayhew was born in London and her earliest childhood memories were of the London Blitz. She began writing in her mid-thirties and had her first novel published in 1976. She is married to American aviation author, Philip Kaplan, and lives in Gloucestershire.
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