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Meeting the American's as a child

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cornwallcsv
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Mrs Patricia C Pascoe
Location of story: 
Falmouth, Cornwall
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4094200
Contributed on: 
20 May 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War website by Claire Shaw on behalf of Mrs Patricia C Pascoe, the author and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I was at school in Falmouth during the war and well remember cycling there and back daily. I passed a house in the town where American soldiers were billeted and they would throw packets of their lifesavers sweets- a forerunner to out polo mints but the lifesavers were fruit flavoured - into my bicycle basket. I found it hard to understand why they had sweets to give to strangers whilst we were living under such severe rationing.

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