British civilian married American GI and emigrated to US, 1948
REEL 1 Aspects of family background. Recollections of first contacts with American GIs. Recollections of meeting and marrying American GI, GB, from 1948: meeting husband; attitude of parents towards future husband; obtaining permission to marry; journey to USA by troop ship. Recollections on life in US: relationship with in-laws; reaction to life in US; visit to Texas; considering Britain home; reasons for taking US citizenship; contacts with TABPA; support from TABPA; role as general postal secretary of TABPA; attitude towards Daughters of the British Empire group; difficulties of raising children in US; language difficulties; children's awareness of British heritage; attitude towards strict religion in Southern America; language difficulties. REEL 2 Continues: difficulties of tracing illegitimate GI children in Britain; tracing a bride for British relatives; parental involvement in TBPA; preference of term 'War Bride' to 'GI Bride'.
Submarines played a key role in operations throughout the Cold War. Commodore Frederic Thompson, kept himself and his crewmates entertained, by creating ‘radio’ programmes, which were then broadcast over the submarine’s internal speakers.