US TROOPS IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE AMERICANS IN BURTON BRADSTOCK, DORSET, ENGLAND, UK, 1944
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British and American troops share a joke as they enjoy refreshments in the village canteen at Burton Bradstock, Dorset. The canteen is run by Mrs Howarth, the wife of the local schoolmaster, seen here pouring tea for Corporal Allan Decker (of 1657 S Central Park Avenue, Chicago). Corporal James Flower (of 173 High Plain Street, Walpole, Massachusetts) and Pfc Roy St Jean (of 292 Union Street, Springfield, Massachusetts) share a bench with British soldiers Gunner Dobbs and Gunner Weightman (a British searchlight unit is billeted nearby). According to the original caption, everything is home-made and tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches cost a penny each.