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Americans at Green Park

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Contributed by 
cambsaction
People in story: 
Constance Biggs
Location of story: 
Green Park, Cambridge
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5909303
Contributed on: 
26 September 2005

[This story was submitted to the People’s War website by a volunteer from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on behalf of Constance Biggs and has been added to the site with her permission. Mrs Biggs fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.]

I was living in Green Park during the war. I was married and my husband had a garage in Castle Hill. I had my daughter in 1942. The Americans had a camp at the back of us. They were very generous and would often give us tea and sugar which were in short supply.

It still makes me laugh when I remember the Americans marching past our house every day, shouting ‘Hoomp! Hoomp! Hoomp! Four!’ as they marched.

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